TikTok users are FURIOUS as the popular video app appears to ban accounts after overnight outage
TikTok confirmed a bizarre glitch that made users’ follower counts fall to zeroThe platform said the issue is resolved but users are still reporting problemsSome adult users have allegedly been blocked after being told they’re underage
A bizarre glitch on TikTok appears to have robbed users of their follows – and blocked others from the video sharing platform entirely.
The app confirmed the glitch on Twitter at 22:25 BST on Monday night, which reduced users’ follower accounts to zero.
‘We’re aware of an issue that is causing some accounts,’ it said. ‘Following and/or Followers count to appear as zero. We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this.’
About three hours later, it then said: ‘This issue has now been resolved. Your Following/Follower count display should be back to normal. Thanks for bearing with us!’
But frustrated users have taken to Twitter alleging that they have been banned from TikTok outright and can’t access the service.
A TikTok spokesperson told MailOnline that the Twitter statement is its official line on the issue – but that underage users being locked out their account is a second, unrelated matter.
TikTok is a Chinese social media app where users can live stream, create short videos and music videos and Gifs with a host of functions (file photo)
The app confirmed the glitch on Twitter at 22:25 BST on Monday night, which reduced users’ follower accounts to zero
One user said: ‘I am a creator with more than 2 million followers. I think it was a mistake that I was banned since my content is mostly for children and adolescents.
‘I have dedicated a lot hours to creating content for this app and I would like get my account back.’
Another user was reportedly told in an email from TikTok that they were not old enough to have an account.
TikTok users who had had thousands of followers previously were reduced to zero followers early Tuesday morning
‘A friendly reminder that since there was an indication in your account that you are under 13, your account has been permanently removed,’ TikTok said in the strangely-worded message, which was posted in a screenshot to Twitter.