Twitter: “Something went wrong. Try reloading.” on Chrome

Published by Nyau Wai Hoe - Updated on

If you often use Twitter, you might have seen this annoying message: “Something went wrong. Try reloading.” It can stop you from tweeting or following someone. This guide will tell you what this error means on Twitter, why it happens, and how to fix it whether you’re using Chrome or the Twitter app on your phone or tablet.

Also see: Why does Twitter say “Something went wrong, but don’t fret”?

Something went wrong Try reloading Twitter Chrome

What is the “Something went wrong. Try reloading.” error on Twitter?

The “Something went wrong. Try reloading.” error on Twitter is a broad message saying there’s a hiccup with Twitter. You might see this message in different places, like the web version, mobile app, or even when using Twitter tools made by other companies.

This error pops up when you’re doing things like posting a tweet, replying, liking, or trying to follow someone. It usually shows up with a “Retry” button so you can try again.

Several things, like temporary network or server problems, using an old version of the app or browser, bugs within Twitter, problems with third-party apps, or something wrong with your account, can cause this error.

Useful tip: How to See Someone’s (or Your Own) First Tweet on Twitter

Something went wrong Try reloading Twitter app Android iPhone

What could be the cause of the error?

Let’s look at the most common reasons behind the “something went wrong. try reloading.” error on Twitter:

  1. Temporary network or server issues that mess with how Twitter works, problems with your internet connection, Twitter’s own servers having a bad day, or issues with your device or browser.
  2. Using an old version of the Twitter app or browser that doesn’t play well with the latest Twitter updates.
  3. Bugs or glitches in Twitter, especially when they add new stuff or update the app.
  4. Problems caused by using Twitter through other apps like TweetDeck or Hootsuite.
  5. Something wrong with your Twitter account, like wrong login info, account suspension, etc.

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How to fix the “Something went wrong. Try reloading.” error on Twitter when using Chrome

Reload the page

The first thing to try is just reloading the Twitter page where you saw the error. This can sometimes fix the issue.

Refresh Twitter page

Clear your browser cache and cookies

Clearing your browser’s cache and cookies can get rid of old or messed-up data that might be causing the error. But remember, this will log you out of websites, so you’ll have to log in again. To clean up Chrome, do this:

  1. Click on the three dots in the top right corner of Chrome.
  2. Choose “More tools” then “Clear browsing data.”Clear browsing history cookie cache in Chrome
  3. Pick “All time” from the “Time range” menu.
  4. Make sure to check “Cached images and files” and “Cookies and other site data.”
  5. Hit “Clear data.”Clear Chrome browsing data

For more details on clearing cache and cookies in different browsers, check out: How to Clear Browser Cache in Windows 11/10.

Check the time of your PC

Yes, even the wrong time on your computer can cause the “Something went wrong. Try reloading.” error on Twitter. Twitter uses the time to make sure your session is legit, and if the time’s off, it gets confused.

To fix the time on your PC, do this:

  1. Click on the clock at the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Make sure the date and time are right.
  3. If they’re wrong, click “Change date and time settings” and fix them.
  4. Don’t forget to save your changes.

Windows 11 change date and time manually

Disable browser extensions

Some browser extensions can mess with Twitter. Turning them off or using Chrome in incognito mode can help figure out what’s wrong. To turn off extensions in Chrome:

  1. Click the three dots in the top right corner.
  2. Go to “More tools” then “Extensions.”Open Extensions on Chrome
  3. Switch off any extension you think might be causing trouble.Disable Chrome Extensions
  4. Try Twitter again to see if it’s working.

Update your app or browser

If you’re on an old version of Twitter or Chrome, getting the latest version might fix the problem. Here’s how to update Chrome:

  1. Click the three dots in the top right corner.
  2. Go to “Help” then “About Google Chrome.”
  3. Chrome will look for updates and install them. Restart it if it asks.Update Chrome browser

Try a different device or browser

If the error keeps happening, try using Twitter on another device or a different browser. This can help figure out if the problem is with your device or browser. You can try on your phone or a different web browser like Firefox or Safari.

How to fix the error on the Twitter app for smartphone or tablet

Close and reopen the app

The first thing to do is close and reopen the Twitter app. This can fix temporary problems causing the error.

Reopen Twitter app on iPhone or Android

Clear the app cache

Clearing the app’s cache can get rid of old or broken data causing the error. Here’s how to clear the cache:

  1. On Android, go to “Settings” then “Apps & notifications.”
  2. Choose the Twitter app, then “Storage & cache.”
  3. Tap “Clear cache” and then “Clear storage.”

On an iPhone or iPad, do this:

  1. Go to “Settings” then “General.”
  2. Choose “iPhone/iPad Storage.”
  3. Find Twitter and tap “Offload App.” This keeps your data but removes the app.
  4. Tap “Reinstall App” to get it back.

Clear Twitter cache and data

Update the app

Using an old version of the Twitter app? Updating might help. Here’s how:

On Android, go to Google Play Store, look for Twitter, and tap “Update” if it’s there. On an iPhone or iPad, head to the App Store, find Twitter, and tap “Update” if you can.

Update Twitter Android iPhone

Restart your device

Turning your device off and then back on can fix a lot of temporary problems, including this error.

Ask for help in the forum

If nothing works, it might be time to create a thread on Reddit or other relevant forums, explain your situation and see if anyone can help. You might get a solution faster than you think.

Check if Twitter is really down

One last piece of advice is that, before messing up your devices, it’s best to check if Twitter itself is down. Sometimes, the problem isn’t on your side at all. Twitter, like any other website, can have downtimes when updates are being rolled out or when there’s an unexpected issue. You can check if Twitter is down by looking what’s trending on some other social media platforms, like Reddit or Facebook. You will most certainly find some posts talking about the event if Twitter is truly down. This way, you’ll know if it’s just a waiting game until things get back to normal.

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Nyau Wai Hoe
Nyau Wai Hoe is the Founder and Chief Editor of With a degree in software engineering and over 12 years of experience in the tech support industry, Nyau has established himself as an expert in the field, with a primary focus on the Microsoft Windows operating system. As a tech enthusiast, he loves exploring new technologies and leveraging them to solve real-life problems.

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