Twitter users have been left unable to tweet with a message saying that the service is 'temporarily over capacity' displaying for many users. 

Reports of issues at Twitter spiked just after 10:30pm in the UK.

A live outage map from DownDetector showed that the platform was experiencing problems around the world

HeraldScotland:

The map also showed users in the UK experiencing severe outages.

Users reported error messages including “something went wrong” and “Tweet failed: There’s something wrong. Please try again later.”

81% of users using the web browser are unable to access Twitter with the US suffering the biggest outage. 

HeraldScotland:

Services such as Tweetdeck have also been impacted by the social media platform being down with users unable to tweet.

It also appears that scheduled tweets are not being published.

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