People are seen as silhouettes as they check mobile devices whilst standing against an illuminated wall bearing Twitter Inc.'s logo in London, U.K., Jan. 5, 2016.
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January 19, 2016 8:39 AM EST

Social network Twitter suffered a large outage on Tuesday, becoming unavailable for users worldwide.

Web visitors attempting to visit the site were greeted by an error page, while many mobile users were unable to post or access the network, reports the BBC.

Twitter confirmed the outage on its status board, saying that there “were aware” of the problem and were working to fix it. According to the Guardian, the company’s developer-facing monitoring confirmed that four out of it’s five API, the system that applications use to speak to the Twitter service, was down.

The company had initially confirmed the outage by somehow sending a tweet on it’s support account.

It continued to have problems throughout Tuesday morning.


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