Twitter was down worldwide for a few hours

Twitter was down for users worldwide on Tuesday morning. The outage lasted for a few hours before the service was restored.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 16, 2016 10:48 am
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Twitter was down for users worldwide on Tuesday morning. The outage lasted for a few hours before the service was restored. Right after Twitter was back for users, the site’s status board reported “All Systems Operational.”  Twitter outage started at about 6:51 am as thousands of users across the world started getting a message which said something is technically wrong with the website. “Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing, we’re going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon,” Twitter said. Downdetector.com confirmed Twitter is having issues. “Twitter is having issues since 9:21 PM EDT. Are you also affected? Leave a message in the comments,” says the site. Twitter intermittently went up and down a couple of times while refreshing the feed on the website. According to downdetector.com; 74 per cent users web users faced issues with Twitter. While 17 per cent iPad app users reported problems with Twitter; only 8 per cent on Android app complained of issues with Twitter.

Twitter also went down early August as the site crashed for a few hours. The site did not display an error message but it simply did not allow users to log in. Similar problems were reported in April and January. The twitter outage was reported by users from India, China, Canada, Brazil, America and Australia.

Rumours claiming Twitter will shut down in 2017 started doing rounds last week. By Thursday morning, hashtag #SaveTwitter  started trending  on the site with more than 100,000 tweets by the early afternoon. Twitter, however, denied the rumours. “There is absolutely no truth to the claims whatsoever,” a spokesman told Reuters.

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