Is Twitter down? Social media site fixes 'technical bug' after brief outage Friday

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Did you have trouble with Twitter on Friday? You weren't alone.

Twitter experienced an outage, according to reports from the site Down Detector, which tracks when are having issues.

As of midday Friday, Down Detector logged more than 40,000 reports of users experiencing problems using Twitter. The most common issues were connected to accessing Twitter's desktop website and the .

Twitter said at 1:14 p.m. Friday that it "fixed a technical bug that was preventing timelines from loading and Tweets from posting. Things should be back to normal now."

"When I type in my profile without logging into Twitter all it says is retry," wrote one user on Down Detector, who goes by James Wilson, before Twitter said the issue was fixed. "My page won't even come up my won't even come up."

Some were still able to access Twitter said they had problems loading tweets.

A user who goes by the handle @aditya10on9 wrote: "everytime I open a tweet.. it says 'Failed to load tweet.'


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