Twitter users are facing problems with loading links and images on the social media platform on Monday evening.

The issues appeared to begin shortly after 4.30pm, with thousands of issues logging reports with the tracking website Down Detector.

Here’s what we know about the apparent outage – which comes just days after users reported issues with timelines failing to load – and what the company has said about it.

What has happened to Twitter?

Users attempting to click on links to external websites posted in tweets have been met with error messages, while pictures included in tweets are not displaying. Others have reported not being able to access the platform at all.

People clicking on links have been met with the following error message: “Your current API plan does not include access to this endpoint, please see https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/twitter-api for more information.”

Twitter Support acknowledged the issues in a statement on the platform, explaining that they were due to “an internal change”.

The account tweeted: “Some parts of Twitter may not be working as expected right now.

“We made an internal change that had some unintended consequences. We’re working on this now and will share an update when it’s fixed.”

Elon Musk, the controversial CEO of Twitter, appeared to acknowledged the outage when he tweeted: “This platform is so brittle (sigh). Will be fixed shortly.”

It is not possible to embed either of these tweets in this article, as would usually be the case, due to the ongoing technical issues with the platform.

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