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Twitter Hit With Widespread Outage

Many Twitter users — especially those using Android — couldn't sign in to the service or related apps for about five and a half hours Sunday.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:03 p.m. ET

Posted on December 29, 2014, at 7:02 a.m. ET

Eric Thayer / Reuters

Many Twitter users were unable to sign in to the mobile web service and on some apps for nearly six hours on Sunday, company officials said.

The widespread outage mostly hit Android users between 7:00 p.m. and about 12:25 a.m. ET. Many users were signed out of Twitter on mobile browsers and couldn't get back in.

On TweetDeck, many posts were incorrectly backdated by a year.

The issue, which didn't seem to impact iOS, seems to have been resolved.

"This issue was due to a bug in our front end code, which has been patched.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this," read a message on the company's service outage Tumblr.

Some believed the issue was caused by Twitter leaping ahead to Dec. 29, 2015:

I MITMed Twitter for Android's login to see why it was failing. The Twitter servers think it's 2015. Amazing.

Ninji the [REDACTED]@_NinjiFollow

I MITMed Twitter for Android's login to see why it was failing.

The Twitter servers think it's 2015. Amazing.

7:45 PM - 28 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Other users reacted accordingly:

I felt a great disturbance in the Twitter force as if millions of voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. -Outage 2014

Frisky & the Bandit@SexySpainNightsFollow

I felt a great disturbance in the Twitter force as if millions of voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

-Outage 2014

12:47 AM - 29 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Well that Twitter outage was annoying

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