WhatsApp goes down not only in India but for many users worldwide

WhatsApp goes down not only in India but for many users worldwide

If you’re about to send a New Year message to your friend, you might need to spend some bucks on SMS as WhatsApp is down. The outage is appeared to be not just limited to India but for many users around the world.

Without revealing any technical details, WhatsApp officially acknowledged the connectivity issue. “Some people have had trouble accessing WhatsApp for a short period today. We’re working to restore service back to 100 percent for everyone and we apologise for the inconvenience,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said in a press statement.

Users started reporting the outage across social media networks including Facebook and Twitter from Thursday evening. Both the Android and iOS versions of the instant messaging app have been facing the issues. Even more, #WhatsApp already became a trending hashtag on Twitter.

According to Down Detector, a website that reports online service interruptions and outages, WhatsApp is facing connectivity issues since 4.30 p.m. UK time (10 p.m. Indian time) on Thursday. The website also shows that the issues are primarily being faced in the US, UK and some parts of Asia including India and Pakistan.

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WhatsApp is down in many regions around the world (Map Source: Down Detector)

This isn’t the first time when WhatsApp faced an outage. The messaging app went completely down for more than three hours in February 2014. That was emerged just a few days after the app was acquired by Facebook for $19 billion.

One of the major reasons behind its outages is the large user base of over 900 million users. Although the app has a record of processing 64 billion messages in a day, the New Year eve this time appears to have surpassed that figure.

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