Twitter suffers outage as users around the world experience problems

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Update: The popular micro-blogging site is up and running in India as of 8:00 PM IST.

Within about 5 minutes, the site was restored. The Twitter has millions of followers including the big personalities across the world. Several people on Twitter on Tuesday reported issues that made it nearly impossible to load profile or even refresh the timeline. The site claims it will have "things back to normal soon".

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The social network, Twitter, went offline for users around the world.

Twitter users rushed to Facebook to comment on the crash, many using the hashtag #TwitterDown. Users in Qatar were also reporting an outage of the network.

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A screenshot of an error message seen on Twitter's homepage, April 17, 2018.

According to crowd-sourced data from DownDetector, the issues are believed to have started at around 15.00.

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

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