Dhaka, July 12 -- Twitter went down on Thursday across major parts of the world including the US and the UK as users reported being unable to access the platform on web and mobile devices.

The site began experiencing major issues at 2:46pm EST, with problems being reported from users attempting to access Twitter through its website, iPhone or iPad app and via Android devices, according to Down.Detector.com, a site that monitors outages on social media, reports INDEPENDENT.

Facebook, Instagram and other popular social media platforms appeared to be working at the time Twitter went down on Thursday afternoon.

Reddit was experiencing outages on its website and app earlier in the day, but appeared to be back up and running for most users a...