TWITTER is back online after the app stopped working for thousands of users in a surprise outage on Tuesday afternoon.
The app and website mysteriously went offline, leaving users unable to view tweets or refresh their page.
Twitter down – what has happened to Twitter?
Issues with the website began at around 3.20pm on Tuesday UK time.
Users around the world reported problems with their service, including in the UK, Europe and the USA.
Most of the complaints related to the website, but 47% of users said the iOS and Android apps had stopped working too.
Twitter wasn’t down for everyone however – The Sun verified that some users were still able to access the site.
Twitter not working – why is the site/app offline?
It’s impossible to say why the app and site stopped working.
Sometimes outages can be related to planned maintenance or updates, or mistakes on the developer side.
It’s also possible that Twitter servers crashed, leaving users unable to refresh their pages.
In a statement given to The Sun, a Twitter spokesperson said: “During regular service testing, there was an issue causing Twitter to not load for some people for about 10 minutes.
“This issue is now resolved so you can keep on Tweeting!”
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Instagram recently removed the Following tab that lets you see everything pals do on the app.
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