After experiencing difficulties accessing the microblogging platform’s website and app on Saturday, hundreds of users reported to internet usage tracking websites, causing X (previously Twitter) to experience a temporary outage in Pakistan for almost an hour.
Several users nationwide were unable to use the platform for over an hour between 4 and 5:30 p.m. on both its website and app. It was unknown at the time what caused the crash.
The country is now awaiting the results of the nationwide election when the major social media platform was disrupted.
According to DownDetector, more than 400 users have reported that the website and app are inaccessible. The majority of complaints—up to 58%—were about issues with using X via the app, and 23% of users reported issues with the website.
Another measure of internet usage, Netblocks, also attested to the fact that real-time statistics reveal a widespread interruption of X/Twitter in Pakistan.
⚠️ Confirmed: Live metrics show a nation-scale disruption to X/Twitter across #Pakistan; the incident comes amid political turmoil after a controversial election held under an internet and mobile network blackout 📉 pic.twitter.com/1sZpkbWN6L
— NetBlocks (@netblocks) February 10, 2024
Nevertheless, after 5:30 p.m., the users were able to use the platform.
Earlier in the month, users reported experiencing the same kind of outages across the globe, with some unable to load tweets and others only able to view older messages.
Other users from Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkiye, Germany, and other nations had also complained about issues with Elon Musk’s platform.