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What broke Twitter this time?

Answer: A “small API change.”

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The drama just never seems to end for Twitter. On Monday the social media platform was once again topping tech headlines when users started experiencing widespread issues across the platform.

Among the reported problems were images not loading in timelines and outbound links embedded in tweets were not working. Users were reportedly getting an error message when they tried to open links that said, “Your current API plan does not include access to this endpoint, please see for more information.” Fortunately, Twitter was able to fix the issues within a few hours.

Twitter CEO Elon Musk tweeted that a “small API change had massive ramifications” that caused the problems. According to CNET, this application programming interface (API) change could have been due to the fact that Twitter is planning to start charging for access to a “basic tier” of the platform’s API. This was initially supposed to be rolled out on Feb. 13 but was delayed, with Twitter at the time announcing a rollout “over the next few weeks.”