WhatsApp down: The messaging app has a major outage
WhatsApp experienced a serious outage on Tuesday, which prevented users around the world from sending or receiving messages on the platform.
The world’s most popular messaging app started experiencing issues around 3 AM ET. As of 4:50 a.m., service was back for some users, but it looked like that remain incomplete elsewhere.
There have been nearly 70,000 reports of platform outages, according to data from bottom detectorwhich tracks service failures around the world.
The reason for the outage was not immediately clear. WhatsApp is owned by Meta, the global technology giant formerly known as Facebook
In a statement, a company spokesperson told CNN Business that it has resumed service.
“We know people had trouble sending messages on WhatsApp today,” the representative said. “We have fixed the issue and apologize for any inconvenience.”
In a post on TwitterDown Detector, said user reports indicated that WhatsApp had been “having problems” since 3:17 a.m. ET.
WhatsApp is the best messaging app in the world, with More than 2 billion users. Up to 31% of the world’s population uses it, according to 2022 Analytics Through the digital intelligence platform Likeweb.
Many users in India, The largest WhatsApp marketThey posted on other social media that they had problems communicating through the app. The country has 400 million WhatsApp users.
CNN’s Manviena Suri and Swati Gupta contributed to this report.
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