Breaking: Tiktok suffers down time, users groan


Social media users across the world are currently stranded as TikTok witnesses down time Thursday morning.

According to DownDetector, a website which monitors such outages, the problems started at around 09:40 GMT (04:40 ET).

Almost 3,000 complaints have been logged about the app, which is owned by Chinese firm ByteDance.

A total of 53 per cent of users having issues reported problems with the app itself, 32 per cent with their feed and 15 per cent with their server connection.

Users in cities across Britain have reported issues, including those in London and Bristol.

Nikita Emma wrote: ‘Tiktok appears to be broken, couldn’t play video on repeat, I can still scroll, however my loo break was alot quicker than normal… So every cloud and all that.’

Twitter user Lichen Subscryb added: ‘Is anyone elses tiktok down? Mine wont play any videos’.

Another wrote: ‘Is TikTok down or smth because it keeps saying “cant play video”. what do I do with my life now.’
DownDetector collates reports of outages from multiple sources, including social media and mobile apps.

TikTok has not yet revealed a cause for the problem. 

Last November the video app suffered an hour-long outage which affected thousands of users across the UK.