TikTok is returning to normal after experiencing a widespread outage on Tuesday night.
TikTok users were unable to upload videos on the popular app amid what appeared to be a widespread technical outage that lasted for a couple of hours.
TikTok’s support account on Twitter confirmed the problems in a tweet and later informed about the operations returning to normal.
…Annnnnd we're back! Your app experience should be returning to normal. Thanks for bearing with us, everyone ✨— TikTokSupport (@TikTokSupport) July 7, 2021
More than 40,000 users reported problems on DownDetector at one point.
According to monitoring site DownDetector, most of the user-reported issues (70%) were related to videos not loading.
Another 25% of users said they had problems logging in and 5% of issues reported were related to uploading videos, it added.
Many TikTok users took to Twitter complaining about the downtime using the #tiktokdown.
Can someone help me I post that last video 1hr ago am I shadow banned I’m said bro🥺 pic.twitter.com/mBnWjGb9Qn— 𝒱𝒾𝒸𝓉𝑜𝓇𝒾𝒶 𝓇𝑜𝒹𝓇𝒾𝑔𝓊𝑒𝓏 🤎 (@VictoriaX2X2) July 7, 2021
TikTok, owned by Chinese internet giant ByteDance, last week announced that it would expand the maximum video length for all users, from 60 seconds to three minutes.