TikTok users flock to Twitter in distress after app goes down
Tens of thousands of netizens reported problems on Down Detector on Tuesday, with TikTok itself acknowledging the glitches in a brief statement, saying it is acting “quickly” to return the site to working order.
The TikTok app is currently experiencing some issues, which our team is working quickly to address. Thank you for your patience!— TikTokSupport (@TikTokSupport) July 6, 2021
Many TikTok users were more panicked than patient, however, taking to Twitter to decry the outage, some saying that they had gone through the “five stages of grief” waiting for their profiles to load back up.
Others also noted that they were able to access the site, but were missing all of their videos, followers, likes and, in one case, even a username.
lost all my followers , likes and my username just deleted in my face and then it logged me out !!! I was on it when it happened I was like wth ? It won't let me log back in asking for verification over and over .— ♡ Nicole ♡ (@bayouhellokitty) July 6, 2021
One commenter neared their breaking point, saying they were “THIS close to committing arson” over the TikTok blackout, which lasted for several hours for some users, though others were more resigned to their fate, suggesting it might be time to “be a menace on another app.”
Since TikTok is down, it’s time for me to be a menace on another app.— 🌪Anayka🌪 (@anaykashe) July 6, 2021
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