Saturday, 18 November, 2017

WhatsApp messenger hit by temporary outage; Facebook investigating

WhatsApp is down for users in India and around the globe WhatsApp back up after brief outage
Garry Little | 04 November, 2017, 00:32

That means that by the time some users began hearing about the problem, WhatsApp was already working for them again.

WhatsApp users in India and across the world are reporting that they are experiencing problems sending texts or unable to log into the app.

"Users in countries ranging from Brazil and Russian Federation to Vietnam and Myanmar reported that the messenger service was down, while in India "#Whatsappdown" became the top trending item on Twitter. While users in the country continued to face the issue, reports from other part of the world confirmed that it is not just in region but spread randomly.

Many users in India has also reported the same, though the reason behind this issue is still unknown at the moment. Disbelief morphed into extreme mirth as social media exploded in jokes, mostly at WhatsApp's expense.

It's weird, even I can't use WhatsApp right now.

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesPeople on Twitter complained that Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp was down on Friday. "This issue has been fixed and we apologise for the inconvenience". Earlier in May, WhatsApp suffered a major outage.

This will be the third big WhatsApp outage this year. Apparently there had been an hour-long outage worldwide.

Since a couple of hours, billions of users have resorted to Facebook and Twitter to reach their friends and family.

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