WhatsApp apologises for brief global outage (Second Lead)

WhatsApp apologises for brief global outage (Second Lead)

The online messaging app went down in the U.K.at approximately 8:30 a.m. GMT (4.30 a.m. ET), before users were able to reconnect around 30 minutes later.

We shall keep you posted about the updates on the WhatsApp outage.

Issues were noted in Europe, India, Malaysia and Russian Federation. It is worth mentioning here that Whatsapp has 1.3 billion monthly active users. Company Facebook, which is the official owner of WhatsApp has not yet made any comment about the failure of the system.

WhatsApp later confirmed that they faced a shutdown and are working on it. India is the biggest market of WhatsApp with over 200 million users. The "Delete for Everyone" feature lets people recall messages sent on individual chats as well as WhatsApp groups, and is available across different platforms, such as Android, iPhone and Windows Phone.

Users in countries ranging from Brazil and Russian Federation to Vietnam and Myanmar reported on social media that WhatsApp was down in their countries.

It is most likely a temporary server outage, but people are freaking out on social media.

In August this year, there was a similar outage with services being affected in different parts of the world.

Meanwhile, users took to Twitter to express their outrage over the issue.

WhatsApp is down in many countries. Users from a number of countries including India, Ireland, Russia, Malaysia, Czech Republic, Israel, Spain, Malaysia, Kenya, Turkey, Italy, Egypt and Serbia have reported WhatsApp outages.

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