New Delhi | Jagran Trending Desk: Microblogging website Twitter faced a brief outage on Thursday evening, causing users to receive error as they tried posting tweets or log in to their accounts. The platform is back up though it remains unclear what caused the brief outage.

The company has not issued a statement in this regard, though the brief outage was experienced by tens of thousands of users worldwide.Downdetector showed a sudden surge in users reporting problems around 7 pm in India. As many as 45,000 users reported problems in the United States and another 50,000 from Japan.

Twitter users were quick to comment on the outage as soon as the website and app was back up. 

 The outage had started at around 7 pm in India. Several users reported they received errors as they tried posting tweets, log in to their accounts or refresh. 

Twitter acknowleges downtime 

Shortly afterwwards, Twitter carried out a statement on Twitter Support account, saying the issue has now been fixed. 

"Let's see if this works... You may have had trouble sending and seeing Tweets. (Yeah, us too.) We’ve now fixed this," the tweet read. 

Twitter had faced a similar issue last month too.

 

Posted By: Lakshay Raja