Social media giant Twitter suffered an hour-long worldwide outage this morning, with users unable to access the platform on both the website and mobile.

According to website, Twitter began experiencing issues around 6.46am.

The highest user-reported incidents were from Western Europe and the US.

Twitter's service appeared to be restored about an hour later, at around 7.45am.


In a statement, a Twitter spokesperson said: "We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter."

When visiting the website, an error message popped up and said: "Something is technically wrong. Thanks for noticing—we're going to fix it up and have things back to normal soon."

An error message on the app also said: "Tweets aren't loading right now."

The Twitter outage comes on the heels of a string of technical problems on Instagram and Facebook.

On July 3, a technical glitch prevented Instagram users worldwide — as well as Facebook and WhatsApp users — from sharing or accessing photos and videos for much of the day.

That was less than a month after Instagram had an outage that lasted more than two hours, following two other major outages in June.