Twitter says bug that logged out users now resolved
Earlier today, a bug on Twitter prevented users from logging in. The bug affected Android users and those who used TweetDeck desktop client. The micro blogging website has now issued a statement saying that the issue has been resolved.
The issue that prevented some users from signing in to Twitter has been resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience: http://t.co/7BlGvFMC3e
— Twitter Support (@Support) December 29, 2014
While Twitter has revealed that the issue has been solved, it hasn’t revealed what caused the issue in the first place. The only thing it revealed was that the “issue was due to a bug in our front end code, which has been patched.”
A report however surfaced online claiming that the login issue was due to a date-related flaw. In other words, Twitter’s servers had already changed to the year 2015, but since we are still a couple of days away from the New Year, the change in date is what could have prevented users from logging in. The publication also notes that new tweets on TweetDeck were showing as a year old.
Twitter’s statement follows.
Between 4:00 and 9:25 PST today some users were unable to sign in to twitter. This issue was due to a bug in our front end code, which has been patched. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this.