In this photo illustration, the Threads logo is displayed on a smartphone with Elon Musk’s Twitter profile in the background. Elon Musk is the current owner of Twitter. Meta is releasing a social media app called “Threads,” which will be a Twitter competitor. “Threads” is a text-based conversation app for Instagram.

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Twitter is experiencing a wave of outages meta A new competitor, the Threads service, already has tens of millions of registered users.

According to DownDetector, many Twitter users reported service outages over the past 24 hours, with problems appearing to spike around 9:30 a.m. on Friday website. DownDetector collects data on users who discover failures and report them to the service.

About 70 percent of Twitter outages appear to be related to its desktop service, DownDetector noted. Only 13% are related to mobile applications.

Twitter’s TweetDeck service, which helps users manage multiple Twitter conversations, has also suffered outages in recent days after the company Announce Only authenticated users can access it. However, the data shows that the main problem appears to be the core Twitter application.

Meanwhile, the Threads app had 70 million registered users as of Friday morning, just one day after its official launch, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a Threads post.

“Far exceeded our expectations,” Zuckerberg said of the app’s immediate popularity.

Twitter’s new CEO, Linda Yaccarino, who took over from boss Elon Musk a month ago, tweeted on Thursday that the company “is often imitation”, which apparently refers to Threads.

Twitter did not comment for this story.

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