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Twitter is in the midst of an outage for its most basic function: sending your thoughts into the ether via tweeting. On DownDetector, the service is showing a spike in problems over the last hour or so. Tweets sent bounce right back; it appears that retweets are also limited.
But there’s still a secret way to tweet: we discovered that scheduling tweets lets you successfully get your message out there. (You may need to use Twitter’s web app — hit the three little dots underneath the tweet box — or TweetDeck.)
It’s unclear what the cause is, but a Twitter PM says the company’s working on it:
Tweeting is broken. We’re working on fixing it.
— Patrick Traughber (@ptraughber) February 7, 2020
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