Twitter errors can be caused by crashes and instabilities, and cause the service to go down indefinitely. The causes that can lead to this kind of problem are many, and the user only tends to suspect that Twitter has crashed and is not working properly when it cannot post or upload tweets. Here are four ways to check if Twitter is down or crashing on your servers.
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Twitter down? Message indicates technical problem in the network Photo: Reproduction / Anna Kellen Bull
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1. Access monitoring sites
DownDetector shows Twitter problems in real time Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak
An alternative to knowing if Twitter is down is to access websites that monitor failed Internet services, such as Downdetector (downdetector). The tool provides real-time bug and instability reporting across multiple sites. On the Downdetector homepage, just look for the Twitter icon to see if the social network is currently experiencing issues. There are also other options such as Outage.Report (outage.report) and Is It Down Right Now (isitdownrightnow).
2. Check Google Trends searches
Google Trends helps to know if there was a peak search on Twitter failures Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak
In Google Trends, you can find out if there was a spike in terms of searches like twitter dropped, twitter down, or twitter stopped working. If searches of this type have suddenly increased over the past few hours, it may be a server error. To verify the information, type the keywords in the upper field, set Brazil as the scan country, and filter by Last Hour or Last 4 Hours. A rising trend chart possibly indicates that Twitter was down for several people.
3. Switch between Twitter site and app
Switch between Twitter site and app to find out if internal problem Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo
In some cases, the problem may be internal, not on Twitter servers. To make sure that this is not about application slowdown or Internet connection instability, for example, it is a good tip to switch the social networking platform. If you're accessing Twitter from your computer, try opening the platform app, and vice versa.
4. Check the status of features in the Status API
Twitter API Status indicates service availability Photo: Reproduction / Ana Letcia Loubak
Twitter offers a page (api.twitterstat.us) that allows you to query the availability status of the service in real time. The site, which can be accessed by any user, provides a history of the latest issues and a list of scheduled maintenance.
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