Twitter has returned after a major outage.
Twitter has been hit by a major outage, leaving tens of thousands of users unable to access the social media platform.
Downdetector showed that the app was affected by problems just before 1 p.m. today (July 14).
Users opening Twitter on mobile were greeted with a message stating that “tweets are currently not loading”.
Meanwhile, an “Error” message was displayed on the web browser version of the social media platform.
How long was Twitter down?
down detector The first reports of problems came in around 12:55 p.m.
The vast majority of issues reported on the site come from users trying to access the Twitter app, with 57 percent of the reports.
The second highest is website, which accounts for 38 percent of reports, and 6 percent comes from feed.
UK Downdetector app reveals problems are being reported by users in London and Birmingham, as well as Manchester.
From 1.45 p.m. the platform was functional again.
Is Twitter back online?
Twitter returns for users after the earlier outage.
The app will be updated again on mobile and will be accessible again on desktop.
The Guardian has described it as “one of the longest outages in years”.
In 2016 there was a multi-hour outage of almost two and a half hours.
The current outage lasted just under an hour, with problems first reported around 12:55 p.m.
Did Twitter Say Something?
The social media app has not made any statement about the issue on other platforms, including its Facebook page.
It also did not address the outage on its Instagram page.
Was Twitter just down in the UK?
Downdetector shows problems in London and Birmingham and other parts of the country.
However, it’s not just limited to the UK.
One user reported that it failed in South Africa.
The outage was also reported in the US and Europe.
Was Twitter the only social media app that wasn’t available?
Downdetector is currently only showing issues with Twitter, other social media platforms are not seeing spikes in reporting issues.