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Twitter acknowledges outages affecting some users

13 July 2019

Downdetector showed reports from around the globe confirming Twitter was down starting at 11:46 a.m. PT. At the time of this article, people worldwide are having trouble accessing their Twitter accounts.

Once Twitter service was restored, the downtime was an immediate subject of tweets. Twitter is now investigating the issue.

Thursday afternoon, the micro-blogging site posted a message to their status website indicating that they were "investigating". "We will keep you updated on whats happening".

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According to Twitter's outage map displayed on DownDetecter, the scale of this outage can be seen affecting users in the Japan, United States and Europe including Italy, Spain, Germany France, Norway, and the United Kingdom. The platform experienced temporary outages relating to DM delivery and notifications on July 3, the same day Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp users saw those services down for most of the day.

Twitter blamed the outage on an "internal configuration change".

"Thanks for noticing-we're going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon", the Twitter website said.

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You can see a map of the outages below.

The hashtag "TwitterDown" was trending as users recalled their experiences.

A wave of outages has affected major sites throughout the summer including problems at Instagram and Facebook earlier this month that brought the platforms to a grinding halt.

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Twitter acknowledges outages affecting some users