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A Whatsapp message following the crash
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Messaging app WhatsApp went down for users across the globe
Extent of the outage not fully known, but users in Israel, Europe, the US, India and other countries report that WhatsApp—the world’s most popular messaging service—had begun to function again about 30 minutes after initial complaints.

Phone and computer messaging service WhatsApp was down for many users in Israel, Europe, the US, India and other countries, according to reports from multiple users on Facebook and Twitter on Friday afternoon.

 

 

The extent of the outage was not immediately known, but some users reported that WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging service, had begun to function again about 30 minutes after initial complaints of an outage.

 

A map showing centers where the Whatsapp crash was felt
A map showing centers where the Whatsapp crash was felt

 

A spokeswoman for Facebook in Singapore said the company was investigating the matter.

 

Whatsappdown was the top trending item on Twitter in India, which is its biggest market with roughly 200 million of its billion-plus users.

 

The Whatsapp messaging system following the crash
The Whatsapp messaging system following the crash

 

Users in Malaysia and Singapore also complained of WhatsApp being down in those regions.

 


First published: 03.11.17, 12:08
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