The TikTok app is currently experiencing issues, which our team are working to resolve quickly. Thank you for your patience!
– TikTokSupport (@TikTokSupport) July 6, 2021
The apparent outage not only made it seem like most users had no subscribers, but also caused TikTok’s search functionality to drop. Searches for any keyword or hashtag returned no results.
It’s unclear exactly when TikTok first fell and was affected by the apparent blackout, but it appeared to happen around 3:30 p.m. EDT.
TikTok’s latest support account on Twitter tweeted about the outage at 4:28 p.m. EDT.
At 5:01 p.m. EDT, the TikTok app may appear to be back and fully functional for at least some territories. However, the web browser version of tiktok.com still seemed to have issues. TikTok support still hasn’t shared any additional information to confirm that the issue has been resolved, so it would make sense that some users are still experiencing technical difficulties.
We’ll update this space in the coming hours if TikTok shares any information about what caused the video platform to crash.
While TikTok is down, check out our previous reports on various TikTok rumors. For example, TikTok users keep getting fooled by fake livestreams with Billie Eilish and The Rock.
We also posted stories about the viral horror video “The Faces in the Closet” that was touring TikTok, the invisible car ride “pzoom”, an alleged ride to get a discount at Walmart, videos that claimed some of Walmart’s security cameras. were bogus, and a TikTok user’s journey on a “ghost ship” and into an “empty world”.
Snopes.com was also the first website to report on the viral video showing a woman pushing a bear off a fence, and also the first to post a story about when gorillas found a snake at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. .
Check out all of our TikTok Rumors for more stories of what’s happening on the video platform, and feel free to bookmark Snopes.com to come back for our future reports.
TikTok is down
TikTok status down and affected by apparent outage sent a number of users to regroup on Twitter to discuss the evolution.
– June (@rosslynchson) July 6, 2021
Some users thought their accounts had been banned. However, this did not appear to be the case.
When I tell you, I thought Tiktok deleted my account pic.twitter.com/5CiOCR9SGk
– FENDI (@randommffendi) July 6, 2021
The service may be down worldwide:
NEW: TikTok is down (for me) in the UK. Both in the app and on the website pic.twitter.com/B61dyfpHKT
– Chris Stokel-Walker (@stokel) July 6, 2021
It’s not uncommon for social media platforms to go down, but it’s rare. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have all experienced blackouts in the past.
We’ll update this story if TikTok makes any announcements about the cause of the outage or when the platform should be back online.