Twitter DOWN latest: Direct Messages falter as WhatsApp and Facebook servers go offline

While most of Twitter’s core services are still working, Direct Messages and Search are reportedly down for some users tonight.

This is an ongoing issue for some users who are also being affected by a much larger social media outage.

This is affecting Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp and Facebook Messager, meaning a much heavier load on the Twitter servers.

With more users online, there’s a good chance that today’s Twitter problems are not linked to internal server issues.

An increase in other social media users migrating to Twitter to talk about tonight’s outage could be enough to cause a few issues.

One user writes: “DMs badly delayed, then appearing further back in the conversation, out of the order they were sent and pics and gifs not loading.”

So there’s a good chance that when the other services return to normal, the strain on Twitter will subside.

In a new update, Facebook confirmed that the site is experiencing issues with images being uploaded and sent.

The Twitter account for the social networking giant confirmed the Facebook issues which have affected users across the globe.

The Facebook Twitter posted: “We’re aware that some people are having trouble uploading or sending images, videos and other files on our apps.

“We’re sorry for the trouble and are working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. #facebookdown”.

Whatsapp, meanwhile, is still functioning for many users when it comes to direct message but not when it comes to downloading and receiving images and files.

Independent outage monitor Downdetector has registered over 1,400 reports from users at one time insisting the app is not working properly.

An outage map showed the UK and parts of South American being hit the hardest by the outage.

In particular, many fans have complained they are unable to send or receive photos and audio.

And as mentioned above, the Facebook group’s other major app, Instagram, is also suffering from ongoing server issues.

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