December 10, 2022
Twitter sees highest traffic ever on the day of Queen Elizabeth II’s death: All the details

Twitter saw the most interactions ever on its microblogging platform on September 8, the day the royal family announced the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Twitter also announced that over 11.1 million tweets had been posted on the same day about the Queen’s passing. The social media firm said the royal family’s official Twitter handle was the fourth most mentioned account on the same day, while the most retweeted post ever was the announcement made by the Queen’s family. It was also reported earlier that Twitter was down for many users on the night of September 8.

The San Francisco-based social media company has announced that Twitter saw its highest-ever conversation on September 8, when the royal family shared the news of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing. The company also said that more than 11.1 million tweets about the Queen were posted on the same day, while the Royal Family’s (@RoyalFamily) Twitter handle was the fourth most mentioned account on the website.

Twitter said there have been more than 30.2 million tweets about the Queen since 8 September. The company highlighted that there had been over 1 million tweets about the queues, and the hashtag ‘Queue for the Queen’ topped the list within the conversation. Finally, according to Twitter, the royal family’s announcement about the passing of Queen Elizabeth II is the top retweeted tweet of all time on the platform.

according to recent report good Google searches for the word “queue” in the UK peaked at around 6am local time on 8 September, according to Reuters. Some users dubbed the queue for the Queen as “the mother of all queues”. Additionally, the flight carrying Queen Elizabeth II’s mortal remains from Edinburgh to London became the most tracked flight in history, the report highlighted.

Twitter was shut down for many users the night the royal family was informed of Queen Elizabeth II’s passing. However, there may not be a direct connection between the two. There were over two thousand users who reported that they were not able to access the microblogging website. Fortunately, Twitter was working fine in India for most users, and only about 600 users reported that they were unable to visit the website.


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