According to Down Detector, the website and app saw outages in the UK, Japan and East Coast in the United States.

After WhatsApp now Twitter goes down for the third time this month
Atom Social Media Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 11:15

A few days after WhatsApp was down globally, reports surfaced on Friday that Twitter was down for several users across countries.

As per a report in in Daily Mail, problems began around 6 18 am BST (1.18 am ET). Search function was not working and even trending topics threw up no results.

As per the report, there were 804 reports of outage before 7 am BST on the website Down Detector.

'Lots of Twitter problems today. Retweet function, search, etc. Not officially down, but plenty of system quirks', wrote one user.

Users were met with an error notice saying “Something is technically wrong,” “Thanks for noticing – we’re going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon”.

Some users even complained that the website seemed to work before going off again.

According to Down Detector, the website and app saw outages in the UK, Japan and East Coast in the United States

This isn’t the first time for Twitter either, it is the third outage this month which has left millions of users unable to use the site. 

Twitter acknowledged the issue around 2am ET, its support account tweeted that some users may have had issues sending tweets, but that the issue had been resolved.

Twitter then posted the following tweet around 8:45am ET saying, “Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter & Tweeting. We are aware of the issue and are working towards a resolution.”

By around 10 15 am ET, Twitter was working for most people but the Down Detector map still showed issues in New York, Washington and the UK, while Japan was still totally down.

And while some users panicked about Twitter being down, it did not stop several from making jokes out of it:

 

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