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WhatsApp's brief global outage leaves billions of users panicked, Twitter has a field day

Thousands of users took to Facebook and Twitter to reach their friends and family during the WhatsApp outage.

Written by: India TV Tech Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: November 03, 2017 18:53 IST ]
WhatsApp Messenger down leaving billions of users panicked. Check the Twitter reactions

Popular messaging app WhatsApp messenger went down for a few hours leaving users panicked and forcing them to switch to other forms of communication. The Facebook-owned WhatsApp messenger application was facing outages since 12:40 pm IST and it took around two and a half hours before the services were restored.

Users from a number of countries including India, Ireland, Russia, Malaysia, Czech Republic, Israel, Spain, Malaysia, Kenya, Turkey, Italy, Egypt and Serbia have reported WhatsApp outages.

The company has not spoken about this glitch yet.

DownDetector said that 60 per cent of customers had issues connecting to WhatsApp. A further 25 per cent reported issues receiving messages and 14 per cent struggled to login.

Billions of users who rely on WhatsApp for their day-to-day communication are evidently outraged and are pouring their hearts out on Twitter.

This wasn't the first time that WhatsApp suffered a major outage. Earlier in May, WhatsApp suffered a major outage. The company took several hours to restore the app back to function. Services were down again in Spetember this year.

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