Social media users have reported outages with Twitter this evening - hours after social media giants Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger all went down.

According to DownDetector the issues started at around 8:08pm on the website.

DownDetector allows people to register when they have issues with various services.

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40% of people have reported an issue using the app, 39% of people have reported that their website will not refresh and 22% of people have been having issues seeing comments and replies.

Users have reported errors when trying to view replies to tweets where they have encountered an error message which reads: “Uh oh, an error was encountered. Try again.”

The technical issues come hours after WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook outages which have lasted for more than three hours.

The platforms confirmed on Twitter they are aware of issues and are working to resolve them – but all three remained down at 8pm on Monday.

Graphs on the DownDetector website show clear spike from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger.