Twitter went down, but now it's back

Ryan Seacrest and Taylor Swift are shocked and surprised. (Photo by: Chris Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)

It looks like Twitter was down and out in Australia on Friday afternoon.

Business Insider tried to use the service at between 3:08pm and 3:30pm and these were the error messages we received.

Twitter outage on May 19, 2017. (Source: screenshot)

As of 3:35pm, service had been restored, with the social media company acknowledging the outage without specifying the root cause:

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