BREAKING: WhatsApp Sufferes Global Outage On Thursday [2:00PM ET]


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Did WhatsApp go down for you on Thursday afternoon? You weren’t alone. The Facebook-owned messaging service experienced a major global outage, which led to difficulties in accessing the app and sending messages to friends.

A quick check of the useful DownDetector website had users reporting outages in India, Italy, Chile, Romania, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Brazil, France, the US, Holland, Argentina, Germany and more.

While no online service is immune to the occasional hiccup, this outage was notable for its global scale which impacted WhatsApp’s sizable user base.

The company today has over 1.2 billion users, and is relied upon as the main means of messaging for many people.

As of 2:30PM the service was working for most people again.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)