Belfast Telegraph

Twitter down: Users experience outages

Twitter appears to be temporarily broken in the UK.

Some 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 acknowledged the problems, and says it's working on a fix.

At the time of writing, its features seem to be working intermittently.

Some users say they can't access the site or the app.

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.

Independent News Service

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