Following a brief outage that was reported in Pakistan and around the world on Thursday, the microblogging website Twitter was once again operational.
Around 8:05 AM ET, problems with the service began to surface. Many users reported receiving “over capacity” and even “this page is down” error messages. The problems impacted Twitter on the web, on mobile devices, and even in the TweetDeck app.
Thousands of Twitter problems were reported by Downdetector, yet Twitter’s own status page stated that “all systems operational.” Many users were unable to log in or access tweets even when the main Twitter.com URL loaded.
Around 8:40 AM ET, Twitter began to come back to life, and many users were able to tweet and access the service once more.
During the outage, Twitter also tweeted that “Twitter and we’re working to get it back up and running for everyone.”
This is the first significant outage on Twitter since the social network began experiencing issues in February. In February, Twitter went offline twice in a single week, rendering users in certain US regions unable to use the service owing to a technical problem that was blocking timelines from loading and Tweets from posting.