Is Twitter down? After thousands experience outage, access to social media app return

Twitter experienced a temporary global outage Thursday morning, after thousands  of users around the world reported that the social media platform was  unavailable to them. 

People who tried to use the social media platform were met with a message saying: “Tweets aren't loading right now. Try again." 

According to Downdetector, which tracks site outages, thousands of users began reporting the outage around 8 a.m. EDT. 

About an hour later, Twitter access began to return for some users. 

"Some of you are having issues accessing Twitter and we’re working to get it back up and running for everyone. 

Thanks for sticking with us," Twitter Support tweeted at 9:10 a.m. EDT. 

Twitter's status page said it was "investigating this issue" on Thursday morning. Shortly after 12:30 p.m. EDT, Twitter Support shared that the social media platform "should be up and running as expected." 

The company said the interruption was due to "some trouble with our internal systems that impacted many of you globally." 

Still, it has suffered brief outages more recently, such as in February. 

The global outage came at a tumultuous time for Twitter, which filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Elon Musk after the billionaire backed out of a $44 billion agreement to buy the company.