Twitter was restored Thursday evening after a technical problem caused a global outage of almost two hours on the social media platform used by hundreds of millions worldwide.
In a statement, a spokesperson said "We know people are having trouble Tweeting and using Twitter".
User-generated reports on Downdetector.com are skyrocketing as well, but there's no communication from the company itself as to the nature of the outrage.
Twitter has gone down for thousands of users across the globe, leaving them unable to share tweets, see notifications or refresh News Feed. This does not appear to be a useable workaround right now.
The company did not immediately say what caused the brief outage.
Original post: Twitter, where did you go?
Another day, another social media platform outage.
Update, 7:15 p.m. PT: Just after 5 p.m. PT, Twitter said "the recent issue was caused by an inadvertent change we made to our internal systems".
The move ignited claims that the platform was biased against conservatives.
Twitter's API status site said Thursday the company was investigating irregularities with Twitter APIs.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Wednesday night apologized for the lack of explanation around the social media giant's decision to block the story about Biden but stood by the company's move to do so.
The disruption comes a few months after a massive hack of some of Twitter's biggest accounts, including those belonging to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Jeff Bezos and Kim Kardashian West, which regulators in NY this week said originated in a tech support scam.
Twitter and Facebook - which also limited the circulation of the story - were accused of censorship over the move.
The platform experienced an hour-long outage in July 2019, one lasting several hours a year ago and yet another last February.
The Down Detector website said there had been more than 13,000 reports of problems since shortly before 10.30pm on Thursday. Complaints were registered as whenever the user tried to post a message, it showed, "Oops, something went wrong!"