Twitter, the popular microblogging platform, is back online after it suffered a brief global outage on Thursday afternoon.


Thousands of users across the world complained about having problems accessing the platform.

Several of the users noticed a terse post that read: “Oops, something went wrong. But don’t worry — it’s not your fault.”

According to Down Detector, a website that monitors outages, complaints over the inability to access Twitter started at about 12:45 pm.


More than 28,000 reports were logged on Down Detector, with users struggling to access the microblogging platform via both the app and website.

The brief outage was said to have started with users in major cities, including London and Birmingham in the UK, as well as New York and Los Angeles in the US.

It remains unclear what led to the outage as of the time of this report.

The platform is, however, back online.



Down Detector estimates that Twitter users have experienced 65 outages over the past 12 months.

The social media platform has been in the news after Elon Musk, the US billionaire businessman, backtracked on his plans to buy the company.

Musk had said he pulled out of the $44 billion deal because Twitter failed to provide information about fake accounts.

In its reaction, the social media giant filed a lawsuit against Musk over the failed deal.


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