Twitter back online after experiencing a widespread outage

Twitter r appears to be back online after experiencing a widespread outage on Friday afternoon, with numerous users announcing issues getting to or utilizing the site.

The difficulty started around 12 p.m. ET, when the principal client reports started streaming in at blackout tracker DownDetector. Starting at 1 p.m. ET, in excess of 45,000 people detailed problems with Twitter.

A few users said they were having issues signing into the stage or posting tweets. Twitter said the issue was settled.

“We’ve fixed a specialized bug that was keeping courses of events from stacking and Tweets from posting. Things ought to have returned to ordinary at this point. Sorry for the interference!” the company said.

Twitter’s status page noticed the site was “encountering a raised degree of API errors” that were being investigated.

“The presence and extent of any client sway has not set in stone right now, however we will give an update when we know more,” a message on the status page said.

In the US, the outage seemed focused on the West Coast, as per DownDetector’s live guide following report areas. Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles appeared to be hotspots.