Messaging service WhatsApp down globally; back to normal after one hour

Popular messaging service Whatsapp is reportedly facing issues and people are losing their minds.

Published: 03rd November 2017 02:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd November 2017 06:33 PM   |  A+A-

People from Europe, Singapore, Vietnam, Iraq as well as across Europe are reporting that the service is inaccessible.

By Online Desk

Popular messaging service Whatsapp is reportedly facing issues and people are losing their minds.

Whatsapp, which was down for almost an hour across the world, is back to normal.

People from India, Singapore, Vietnam, Iraq as well as across Europe had reported that the service was inaccessible.

It is yet to be known the reason behind the application going.

Users were able to send and receive messages and could log into their WhatsApp accounts after a brief outage period.

According to an Independent website DownDetector, 60 per cent of customers were having issues connected to Facebook-owned WhatsApp. People experienced problems sending texts or were unable to log into the app. 

"A further 25 per cent report issues receiving messages and 14 per cent are struggling to login," said

Previously in May, Whatsapp had gone offline, putting millions of users in trouble. The app had gone offline for hours and the Facebook-owned service was forced to issue a statement.

As panic spread across the world, Twitter had taken up the issue and has turned it into memes.

"RT if you came to Twitter to check whether #WhatsApp is down", says one user in Twitter.

Another hilarious reaction includes, yes, from India, "500 people in India have already died because Whatsapp is down and they couldn't forward a chain message to 10 people."

For the ones living under a rock, Whatsapp is a free instant messaging service started in 2009. The company was later acquired by social media giant Facebook in February 2014 for around USD 19.3 billion.


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