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.More news: Canada's Bombardier to lay off 550 workers at Ontario rail plant
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.More news: Serena Williams battles burden of expectation before Simona Halep final
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.More news: Pence acknowledges 'tough stuff' at border detention centre
- Donald Trump blasts Facebook’s Libra, demands strict regulation
- Over 400,000 Facebook users pledge Area 51 raid: 'Lets see them aliens'
- Magnitude-4.6 Earthquake Rattles Seattle Area Awake
- Oil prices rise amid Gulf of Mexico storm, Middle East tensions
- U.S. may lift some sanctions if North Korea halts nuclear programme
- Hawaii wildfire forces evacuations, cuts power in Maui
- Ivory Coast vs. Algeria - Football Match Report
- America's mayors brace for ICE raids: 'Frankly, we're in the dark'
- Facebook will reportedly be fined a record $5 billion over privacy mishaps
- Strip club scraps fundraiser at Trump golf course