Twitter has hit another setback as Musk complains that the platform is “so fragile.”

Some users who tried to download or TweetDeck, which allow users to organize their Twitter feeds into lists, encountered an error message: “Your current API plan does not include access to this endpoint.” Other users were able to access the site (although it seemed to load slowly), but when they clicked on the links, they encountered the same error message.

Outage tracker site DownDetector showed more than 8,000 Twitter outage reports as of midday Monday. For users with access to the platform, the “Twitter API” became popular as people tweeted about issues.
“Some parts of Twitter may not work as expected right now,” the company said said on Twitter. “We’ve made an internal change that had unintended consequences. We’re currently working on it and will share an update when it’s fixed.”

In a separate tweet on Monday, Musk said: “This platform is very fragile (sigh). It will be fixed soon.”

Monday’s outage marked Twitter’s second outage in less than a week and third in less than a month. Some Twitter users who opened their “for you” timelines last Wednesday were greeted with a blank screen and a “welcome to your timeline” message, prompting other users to follow them to show their tweets, even if they followed them. various accounts. Invite other users to “Welcome to Twitter!” they reported as if they had just joined the platform.
Three weeks ago, Twitter users were experiencing various issues on the platform, including not being able to tweet, send direct messages or follow new accounts.
Twitter has experienced a series of technical glitches since Musk took over the company and cut more than half of its staff late last year. Users have previously reported issues with the app’s two-factor authentication tool, seeing replies appear above rather than below it, and seeing old tweets repeatedly appear in their feeds or alerts.

Some former employees have expressed concern that mass layoffs under Musk could lead to the platform being disrupted in a big or small way after workers who knew Twitter’s core systems were fired. But Musk continued to cut staff to boost Twitter’s bottom line.

The latest service outages come after Twitter laid off another 10% of its employees late last month, including some engineers responsible for the site’s reliability, the New York Times reported.

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