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Twitter’s Thursday problems are now fixed

Twitter had issues for the second time in a week

Another rocky day for the social media platform.
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Twitter’s having a rough February. Following some problems last Friday, the social network experienced some issues on Thursday as well. It doesn’t seem to be a full-on outage, but there were a handful of small issues.

I was having trouble loading tweets on profiles in my browser, and a few Verge staffers noticed problems as well. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong chronicled a couple issues, but said Twitter made a change to mitigate things.

Twitter confirmed there was an issue Thursday in a statement to The Verge. “Earlier today, we experienced a technical bug that briefly impacted how Tweets were loading for people on Twitter,” company spokesperson Shaokyi Amdo said. “This issue has since been resolved.”

Earlier on Thursday, Downdetector showed a spike in user reports of problems, but the volume of reports appears to have dramatically fallen. Outage map screenshots taken an hour apart indicate things might have been worst for those near New York City and Washington, DC.

Downdetector’s outage map as of 11:51AM ET.
Screenshot by Jay Peters
And as of 9:52AM ET.
Screenshot by Jay Peters

Update February 17th, 2:20PM ET: Added statement from Twitter.