Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — UPDATED: Twitter users worldwide were unable to access the social-networking site for about an hour Thursday, with an outage that affected both mobile and web platforms.
On the web, users saw an error message that said, “Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing —we're going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon.” An error message in the Twitter app said, “Tweets aren't loading right now.”
According to website DownDetector.com, Twitter began experiencing issues around 2:46 p.m. ET on Thursday. The highest concentration of user-reported technical problems were from Western Europe and the U.S.
Twitter service appeared to begin to be restored about an hour later, at around 3:45 p.m. ET.
Twitter's support account said in a tweet at around 4:15 p.m., “Twitter is back up for some people, and we're working to make sure our service is available to everyone as quickly as possible.” The company said the outage was “due to an internal system change, which we're now fixing. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and should be at 100% soon.”
The Twitter outage comes on the heels of a string of technical problems at Instagram recently. On July 3, a … — Todd Spangler/@Variety