Social media platform X (formerly Twitter) was restored globally on Thursday morning.
Users in Canada, the UK, France, and other countries have reported problems accessing X and X Pro (formerly TweetDeck), and data from Downdetector shows that more than 7,000 users in Canada and the UK have experienced issues with the platform.
Downdetector tracks the outage by collecting status reports from multiple sources, including users. The cause of the outage, which began at midnight. ET (5:00 a.m. PT), is not yet known, and emails to X’s communications and support team are unanswered.
Users of X, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, have been unable to view posts and have received a “Welcome to X!” message.
X Pro users found the message “Waiting for your post“.
The Social media platform X has faced upheaval and uncertainty since Musk’s $44 billion acquisition, multiple sources told Reuters, leading to staff cuts, including several engineers responsible for repairing and preventing service outages. Users have discussed the outage, citing difficulty accessing X’s posts, replies, and profiles using Threads, a competing app to Meta.