Twitter error code 467 prevents users from opening links

Both internal and external Twitter links appear to be down due to error code 467.


Twitter has seen a series of minor and major issues hit the platform over the past several months, and the newest one might be the most impactful on the user experience. Twitter links are broken. Users cannot open any links shared on Twitter, and external links that take users to Twitter don’t appear to be working either. It’s not clear what’s causing the issue, but the error message is pointing to error code 467 as the guilty party.

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It was not long ago that Twitter users began to notice an error when trying to open links on the platform. This includes links in tweets, bios, and everywhere else. The following error code is being displayed when users attempt to open links on Twitter:

{"errors":[{"message":"Your current API plan does not include access to this endpoint, please see for more information","code":467}]}.

In a tweet, Twitter Support shares an update on the ongoing situation.

Professor Ethan Mollick shared his own personal insight on the situation, stating that the issue may be a result of Twitter’s internal link shortener. Every link on Twitter has been shortened to a link. Only Twitter’s systems know where the link goes. If these systems ever go down, its link rot at scale.”

We’re following the ongoing situation with Twitter error code 467 and the inability to open links on the platform and will update this article with new information as we learn it.

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    March 6, 2023 9:21 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Twitter error code 467 prevents users from opening links

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      March 6, 2023 8:59 AM

      "message":"Your current API plan does not include access to this endpoint, please see for more information",

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      March 6, 2023 9:23 AM

      Our daily Twitter outage

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      March 6, 2023 11:38 AM

      Twitter needs full rewrite

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        March 6, 2023 11:49 AM

        Again this mf is showing what a goddam moron he is to the entire tech industry.

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        March 6, 2023 11:52 AM

        A small API change had massive ramifications. The code stack is extremely brittle for no good reason.

        Will ultimately need a complete rewrite.

        There's always a reason; he just doesn't have the historical context around the tech debt and design decisions.

        Nobody sits down and says "let's build a non-redundant inflexible system". It's always the result of realities and/or resource limitations.

        The way he pretends to deeply understand software engineering must be maddening to accomplished engineers.

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          March 6, 2023 11:57 AM

          Yeah, how on earth does this fuckup even relate to that?

          Twitter uses an API to handle click tracking.

          Musk mandates API's to charge

          Massively cut engineers implement API throttling/charging mechanism and forget to apply this particular use-case/service principal to the whitelist to allow unlimited use

          Hardly a 'brittle code stack'. It actually sounds like it was working as intended it was just a fuckup to miss that service that used the API.

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        March 6, 2023 11:56 AM

        There's no way this guy knows what a code stack is

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          March 6, 2023 6:10 PM

          Sure he does, he had people print it out!

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        March 6, 2023 12:03 PM

        The Change Management team was all fired so we shoot from the hip and release code whenever we feel like it

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        March 6, 2023 12:06 PM

        Maybe firing 80% of your company and asking inexperienced people to rush to do randomizing work in unfamiliar areas is a factor in the new lack of reliability.

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          March 6, 2023 12:26 PM

          Tesla: allows experts to excel and do their thing, Elon scales it all up

          Twitter: fire all the experts, say you can do more with less, slate it for self destruction

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        March 6, 2023 12:21 PM

        He was right! Redo the whole stack! Every part of all stacks! I need a new stack design ! Modular stack with robust stack synergy !!

      • Zek legacy 10 years legacy 20 years
        March 6, 2023 12:25 PM

        lol. It's honestly astonishing how incompetent he is. This guy is now the world's richest man again. There is no such thing as a billionaire who deserves their position, but Musk takes it to the extreme.

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        March 6, 2023 12:28 PM

        seriously he's really smart though i promise his friends said so

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        March 6, 2023 12:28 PM

        “I arbitrarily changed an API and everything using the API broke because it all expected the old API”

        Wow. Principleskinner meme goes here.

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        March 6, 2023 1:32 PM

        Reading the replies to his Tweets is always hilarious. It's usually a bunch of dudes who are either ugly, obese, or bald calling anyone critical of Musk a soy boy or some similar edgelord insult. I'm assuming they think that paying Elon for a blue check mark makes them some sort of alpha male or something? It's pretty pathetic.

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        March 6, 2023 2:31 PM

        I'm glad he's doing his utmost to disprove the whole genius thing.

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        March 6, 2023 5:48 PM

        This Twitter shit just confirms I will never buy a car from Tesla so long as he's still involved. He doesn't have a fucking clue. Perhaps Twitter is overly complicated (Good chance it is, that's just how it goes when things grow organically) but a complete rewrite is very rarely the right answer and will leave you with a bajillion other problems

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        March 6, 2023 6:13 PM

        hahaha it's like his short term memory is fucked and he can't even recall the "full stack rewrite" memes from three months ago

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        March 6, 2023 8:36 PM

        good thing he spent 44 billion on it

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      March 6, 2023 1:20 PM

      This can't be true...can it? Imagine the tone that sets.

      Then again, if you've threatened everyone with firing unless they work 14+ hour days, and you know they're trapped on an H1-B...they might be a bit angry.

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        March 6, 2023 1:31 PM

        the guy did think posting the details of his location was one step removed from trying to assassinate him so…

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      March 6, 2023 2:00 PM

      He assigned a single engineer to the API migration effort:

      But in a sign of just how deep Elon Musk’s cuts to the company have been, only one site reliability engineer has been staffed on the project, we’re told. On Monday, the engineer made a “bad configuration change” that “basically broke the Twitter API,” according to a current employee.

      The change had cascading consequences inside the company, bringing down much of Twitter’s internal tools along with the public-facing APIs. On Slack, engineers responded with variations of “crap” and “Twitter is down – the entire thing” as they scrambled to fix the problem.

      Elon Musk was furious, we’re told.

      That's a leadership failure. People make mistakes; leaders ensure the mistakes aren't catastrophic. Where is the peer review and change review process?

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        March 6, 2023 2:20 PM

        yup. i've told many a junior engineer - if you (accidentally) take down the site/app/etc, it's not your fault. you should not have had the ability to do that.

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          March 6, 2023 2:54 PM

          I am sure Musk has already fired the engineer and threatened to sue them for sabotage.

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      March 6, 2023 5:30 PM

      OMG .. this public drama is insane

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        March 6, 2023 8:16 PM


        The fact that a non-zero number of people want to work for this shit-cake makes me despair for humanity.

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          March 6, 2023 8:19 PM

          Andrew Tate still has fans.

          It's hard for people to admit they've been taken.

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      March 7, 2023 12:44 AM

      It's funny because both Twitter and Elon.

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