Twitter back online after mystery outage stopped app working around the world

TWITTER is back online after a mysterious bug caused thousands complain about the app not working.

Issues with the site began appearing at around 2.35pm UK time / 9.35am US time – but were resolved in under an hour.

Twitter not working – what's happened?

Online outage tracker Down Detector began logging issues with Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.

Thousands of users complained about their service, 81% of which were related to the website.

Around 11% moaned about the Android app, while 7% of users had issues with iOS.

A live outage map suggests that the outage affected both the UK and USA.

Twitter down – what are users saying?

Some users were still able to tweet, and service appeared to be intermittent.

One user wrote: "Anyone else's Twitter down like ten minutes ago?"

Another said: "SO anyone else have Twitter go down completely for a few minutes there?"

The Sun's tech team was able to get Twitter to load on some computers, but not others.

When it didn't work, Twitter would throw up an error page that said "something is wrong".

Twitter offline – is there an official response?

The Twitter status page suggested that the website is working, and reported zero incidents for February 18.

And the Twitter Support account hadn't posted about any issues.

We've asked Twitter for comment and will update this story with any response.

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Have you experienced any issues with Twitter today? Let us know in the comments!

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