Twitter’s timelines stopped working this morning

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Twitter was having difficulties this morning, with users reporting that the site’s timelines were inaccessible. After hours of intermittent service, they seem to have been fixed.

The problems were limited in scope: the site itself was still accessible and users were able to tweet, but the “Following” and “For You” timelines weren’t loading. There was a spike of reports for the site on DownDetector starting around 5AM ET, with users in the US, UK, and elsewhere reporting outages. But, as of around 7:45AM ET, it seems these problems have been mostly fixed. Feeds are loading once more and normal misery service is resumed.

Here’s what Twitter looked like this morning. What happened? Well, we don’t know.

Image: The Verge

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