Twitter down: Social media app and website not working

'Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing'

Aatif Sulleyman
Friday 19 May 2017 12:54 BST
There were problems earlier this morning too
There were problems earlier this morning too

Twitter is temporarily broken in the UK.

Users are seeing the message, "Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing – we're going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon."

According to Down Detector, the micro-blogging site is suffering outages in the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Japan, and parts of France and the US, with the problems starting at 6:18am and returning at 1pm.

Twitter has acknowledge the problems, and says it's working on a fix.

Its features appear to be working intermittently, with some users saying they can't access the site or the app, and other users seemingly unaffected.

Twitter's search function isn't working properly either and clicking trending topics sometimes brings up zero results and the message, "Sorry, we couldn't complete your request."

The site updated its privacy policy this week, revealing plans to collect more data about its users, and keep hold of that data for longer.

However, it’s also introduced new tools to let you see what the site and its partners think they know about you and your interests, and you can opt out of targeted ads.

WhatsApp has suffered two major outages this month, leaving millions of users unable to contact their friends.

One of those outages took place earlier this week, on Wednesday evening.

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