Social media service Twitter appears to be experiencing a major outage on Thursday afternoon.
Those attempting to access tweets via the mobile app, desktop website and the Tweetdeck service are receiving error messages. Meanwhile, users are unable to send tweets via all three mediums.
The Down Detector website is currently showing more than 67,000 reports of outages from around the world. The live outage map shows the issue is centralised in the US, UK and Japan right now, with mild hotspots in Brazil and mainland Europe.
Reports are pretty well spread over the desktop (51%) and mobile (iOS 29%, Android 18%)
Twitter is yet to publicly comment on the issue, so it’s not cleat what is causing the problems at this stage. We’ve reached out to the firm for comment and will update this post if a response is forthcoming.
The outage comes following a major outage at rival Facebook earlier this month. The firm’s Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram platforms experienced issues that ran into two days.
Hopefully, Twitter will be back up and running well before that.