Twitter users experienced major issues with the platform’s t.co short links which are affecting every link posted on X. On Wednesday, rendering links shared on the site were broken.
Attempting to visit a shortened t.co link redirects users to an error message saying,
“This page is down. I scream. You scream. We all scream… for us to fix this page. We’ll stop making jokes and get things up and running soon.”
The abrupt outage of the t.co service prevented users from being able to access links posted in tweets across the platform.
X has not yet confirmed or commented on what may have caused the t.co issue or when it expects the link shortener to be restored. X (Twitter) wraps its links with the t.co domain when links are sent in DMs or posted using status updates.
This disruption of a core Twitter feature that allows sharing external links led to frustration among some users. However, others took the outage lightheartedly and responded with humorous tweets about the “ice cream” error message displayed.
Twitter engineers are likely working urgently to diagnose the t.co bug and get the link shortener back online.
We’ll provide further updates as more information becomes available about this widespread technical malfunction.