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TikTok says it has resolved a technical issue that left some users unable to access the video sharing app for around four hours.

According to Down Detector, a website that monitors outage issues, there were more than 7,000 reports of problems from about 11:30 GMT (06:30 ET) today.

A spokesperson for the Chinese social network confirmed the problem had been fixed shortly after 15:30 GMT (10:30 ET), but did not reveal the cause.

‘A small number of users had an issue with the TikTok app earlier which has now been resolved,’ they told MailOnline.

Earlier, frustrated TikTok users took to Twitter to complain about the outage, with some complaining that their videos were not showing.

TikTok says it has resolved a technical issue that left some users unable to access the video sharing app for around four hours

TikTok says it has resolved a technical issue that left some users unable to access the video sharing app for around four hours

TikTok says it has resolved a technical issue that left some users unable to access the video sharing app for around four hours 

Earlier, frustrated TikTok users took to Twitter to complain about the outage, with some complaining that their videos were not showing

Earlier, frustrated TikTok users took to Twitter to complain about the outage, with some complaining that their videos were not showing

Earlier, frustrated TikTok users took to Twitter to complain about the outage, with some complaining that their videos were not showing

Nathalie Miranda wrote: ‘OK so TikTok is down in case anyone was wondering if it’s just them!

‘Thankfully we have our Twitter world here.’

Another user added: ‘Is TikTok down for anyone else?’

Others told of being ‘highly irritated’ by the outage.

Jules wrote: ‘Extreme yet effective way to collectively stop us from doomscrolling #tiktokdown’. 

In the UK, most of the problems were reported in London, Birmingham and Nottingham, while in the US users in New York and Atlanta made numerous complaints.

According to Down Detector, a website that monitors outage issues, there were more than 7,000 reports of problems from about 11:30 GMT (06:30 ET) today

According to Down Detector, a website that monitors outage issues, there were more than 7,000 reports of problems from about 11:30 GMT (06:30 ET) today

According to Down Detector, a website that monitors outage issues, there were more than 7,000 reports of problems from about 11:30 GMT (06:30 ET) today 

In the UK, most of the problems were reported in London, Nottingham and Birmingham

In the UK, most of the problems were reported in London, Nottingham and Birmingham

In the UK, most of the problems were reported in London, Nottingham and Birmingham

In the US users in New York and Atlanta made numerous complaints (pictured)

In the US users in New York and Atlanta made numerous complaints (pictured)

In the US users in New York and Atlanta made numerous complaints (pictured)

It comes just over a week after TikTok revealed it was ditching its three minute limit on videos and will soon allow all users to upload clips up to 10 minutes long.

It brought in the existing limit in July 2021, upping it from 60 seconds, having initially expanded it from the original 15 seconds.

The app has long been seen as a short-form video platform but is now manoeuvring itself to rival the likes of YouTube, Instagram and Facebook even more.

The expanded video length will allow TikTok users more flexibility when filming clips such as beauty tutorials, cooking demos and comedic sketches. 

Currently anyone creating clips has to encourage viewers to follow them for a ‘Part 2’ or longer video.

HOW TIK TOK HAS GROWN  INTO THE MOST POPULAR ONLINE DESTINATION

TikTok is a Chinese social media app where users can live stream, create short videos and music videos and Gifs with a host of functions. 

TikTok’s tagline is ‘Make every second count’.

It is known in China as Douyin where it was launched in 2016 and then made more widely available around the world in 2017.  

Douyin is still the version of the app used in China, available to download separately to TikTok.

The app was merged with popular music video lip-syncing app Musical.ly, also with headquarters in China. 

Most children use the app to film themselves lip-syncing to chart hits. 

It offers users a raft if colourful modification and editing tools including overlaying music, sound, animated stickers, filters and augmented reality (AR) for creating short videos. 

The Beijing based social network has more than 500 million active users and the company is now worth more than $75 billion (£58 billion). 

Last year TikTok was revealed to be the world’s most popular online destination, surpassing even the American search engine giant Google. 

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