Twitter down! Users face problem

Twitter is down for hundreds of users across the UK

TWITTER • GETTYTwitter is down for hundreds of users across the UK

Users of the micro-blogging site from across the world were briefly shown an unhappy robot and a message that the site has broken.

Social media giant Twitter has seen thousands of its users report problems using the application today.

Twitterati were irked by the social networking site going down, with some marking their complaint on rival Facebook. Although the site appears to be in the process of coming back to life, we went about ten minutes without being able to load anything from the actual site, though third-party apps appeared to work during the outage.

Twitter's Support handle had tweeted, "Some users may have recently experienced issues accessing Twitter on mobile & web". Twitter's desktop site throws a 404-error page that says, "Something is technically wrong".

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According to downdetector, Twitter is not working in the United States, parts of Europe including the United Kingdom and Japan.

Among the several disruptions which Twitter faced, the most recent outage was reported on January 15, 2016.

In November 2017, Twitter introduced a major update for its users, increasing the size of tweets from 140 to 280 characters.

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