TikTok is DOWN: App outage leaves thousands unable to use the video sharing app
- Widespread TikTok outages have been reported since 6am on Wednesday
- The United States is the worst hit country, particularly in NY and California
- Users have flocked to social media to share their frustration over the outage
- ByteDance, TikTok’s’ Chinese owned parent company, is yet to comment
Thousands of TikTok users across the globe have been left unable to use the video sharing app as it experiences widespread outages.
The majority of complaints about the app’s usability were just before 6am Wednesday, according to services outage tracking website Downdetector.
Issues were still being reported as of 8.50am.
Most of the users impacted live in the United States, with New York and California the worst hit regions, the website said.
The most reported problem is viewing videos followed by login difficulties.
Video sharing app TikTok has been smashed by widespread outages, leaving users frustrated. Pictured: One of Tik Tok’s biggest star’s Addison Rae
ByteDance, TikTok’s’ Chinese owned parent company, is yet to comment on the disturbances.
Frustrated users flocked to social media to complain they could not access the app.
‘Me going through the five stages of grief every time I checkTikTokk again,’ one woman wrote on Twitter.
‘Everyone coming to terms with their TikTok addiction now that it’s not working,’ another said.
TikTok’s parent company ByteDance is yet to comment on the service failures
‘Trying to remember what I used to do before TikTok #tiktokdown,’ a third Tweeted.
‘Going back on TikTok after restarting my phone thinking I had bad signal just to find out on Twitter the app crashed,’ someone else posted.
The social networking service is available in 154 countries, with more than one billion users worldwide.
It is unclear how many other countries have been affected by the outage.
TikTok was launched in China in 2016, before being released into worldwide two years later.
The app’s parent company ByteDance, owned by software engineer Zhang Yiming, has an estimated net worth of $US250billion.