On Wednesday, Twitter CEO Elon Musk said Twitter should “feel faster” due to the “significant backend architecture changes” being rolled out.
It didn’t seem faster for many users. Instead, thousands of people complained that the site didn’t work for them, especially on desktop computers.
Descent detector shows a spike in complaints about a Twitter outage that has mostly subsided now, with 82% of users reporting that the Twitter website was not working properly. (Editor’s note: Downdetector is owned by Mashable’s parent company, Ziff Davis).
Most reports of the Twitter outage came in late Wednesday.
The Twitter official Support the account made no mention of the outage; in fact, he hasn’t tweeted since Christmas.
Asked about the breakdowns, Musk tweeted “work for me.” Well, we guess that’s settled then.
Musk tweeted about running backend upgrades on Twitter on several occasions after taking over the social media site, saying the changes should make the site faster. Last week, Musk tweeted that Twitter was still working, even after taking “one of the most sensitive server racks” offline. Maybe it’s time to reconnect that rack?