Due to this Issue, WhatsApp said at yesterday afternoon in Mail "we have now fixed the issue and apologize for the inconvenience". We are now able to send and receive messages.
WhatsApp was down in the United Kingdom, western Europe, parts of India, Canada, the U.S. and Brazil, according to Reuters journalists.
Jokes started flowing as soon as people experienced the outage.
The app is used by more than 1 billion people across the globe.
"Is it this fancy new WhatsApp update that caused trouble!" one user tweeted.
Those problems were particularly focused in western Europe, the East Coast of the US and South America, according to the same website.
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WhatsApp users in Mexico, Spain, Chile, Israel, Russia, Ireland, Switzerland, Aruba, Turkey, the USA and other locations experienced problems, according to social media reports.
The company is getting flooded by feedback from thousands complaining regarding the issue within the past few minutes. As one of the world's most popular messaging platforms, the significant downtime left people unable to communicate with each other.
FACEBOOK-OWNED MESSAGING SERVICE WhatsApp has bounced back after a mega-outaged wiped it offline for hours.
That has lead some online commentators to speculate that the new iOS update has something to do with the worldwide outage. Happily, it took the company only a couple of hours to fix the problems, restoring communications and leaving no user behind.