Twitter Experiences Global Outage

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Parts of California, Japan and the U.K. were affected as thousands of users were unable to access their accounts before Twitter said around 4 a.m. L.A. time: "The issue is just about fixed."

Social networking giant Twitter was hit with a global outage around midnight Pacific Time, according to DownDetector.

The West Coast of the United States was among the many regions that were impacted by the outage Wednesday. A map tracking issues with the platform across the globe (as of 1 a.m. PT) indicated that the outages were most severe in the U.K., Germany, France, Japan as well as in California (specifically San Francisco and L.A.).

No trending topics were available on the social media service. Some users to the service — and its TweetDeck platform — were unable to post tweets, view timelines, send direct messages or post messages with photo attachments. Representatives from Twitter were aware of the outage. The platform, via its Twitter Support page, noted that problems began Tuesday afternoon PT, when issues arose about follower counts with its analytics extension.

Then, at 9:30 p.m. PT, outages had hit across Twitter and TweetDeck, in which the platform said it was currently working on a fix to get things "back to normal soon." 

In the U.K., Twitter functionality for some seemed to be restored shortly before 9 a.m. local time. And shortly after noon in London, or 4 a.m. L.A. time, Twitter Support tweeted: "The issue is just about fixed. You should be able to access Twitter as usual. If not, give it a few more minutes! Thanks for waiting."

It's unclear how many global users were impacted by the outage. (DownDector noted more than 1,300 reports of issues had been filed by 1:30 a.m. PT.)