WhatsApp suffers global outage again

Chat application WhatsApp suffered an outage on Wednesday with users across the globe reporting problems in accessing the device.
The Facebook-owned app which is used by 1 billion people worldwide, has issues yesterday that included sending and receiving messages and logging in.
This was the second outage suffered by WhatsApp in several weeks.
According to monitoring website Down Detector, hundreds of people complained about the outage from Malaysia to Spain, which appeared to have started on late Wednesday evening.
Some users took to Twitter, threatening they would migrate to rival messaging services.
“Around half of the complaints (56 percent) this time around were related to connection issues, while 32 percent of those who logged problems with the site said they were having trouble receiving messages,” Down Detector noted.
Users in Germany and some other European countries also encountered the problem.
The affected users had posted the malfunction cases on social media. Many of them reported later the return to normal service, Xinhua news agency reported.
Other severely affected countries included Belgium, the Netherlands, and Britain.


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