TikTok down as thousands of users unable to access accounts

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Video-sharing social networking service TikTok is down with thousands of people reporting they are unable to access their accounts.

Independent tracking website DownDetector, which monitors mentions across social media to track when web services are offline, recorded a spike in reports of TikTok being down just before 9pm on Monday, May 3.

Nearly 5,000 people from all around the world have reported problems viewing videos, logging in and uploading videos according to the site.

DownDetector is a website which offers a realtime overview of issues and outages for all kinds of services.

TikTok users took to social media to share their frustration.

"So TikTok is down, what should I do with my life ? Revise for my exams? I think tf not," one person wrote.

Another wrote: "Me scrolling through Twitter to see if anyone else’s tiktok is broken."

A third added: "Tiktok has been down for 5 minuites and i legit don’t know what to do with myself."

The problem appears to be occurring on both iOS and Android services.

Some worried users reported losing all of their followers and took to social media to share their panic.

"Lost all my followers," one user said.

"Well my 15.9k followers are gone! TikTok fix your app pls!" added another.

There's no word on what's causing this bug or when things will be restored.

TikTok's support page on Twitter is currently not showing any updates but an official announcement could be made soon.

The platform last reported a problem on April 21, when users experienced a delay in videos being posted.

The TikTok support page on Twitter issued an update to say that problem had been fixed six hours after it was initially reported.

TikTok has 689 million monthly active users worldwide.

The TikTok app has been downloaded over 2 billion times on the App Store and Google Play.

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