The highest reported problem by users was not being able to connect to WhatsApp. There were a few of them who couldn’t log-in to WhatsApp during the outage.
Many users also reported problems of not being able to send or receive messages on WhatsApp.
According to WABetaInfo, a blog that tracks developments in the messaging app said that WhatsApp’s server was down during that time due to which the app wasn’t working for users.
According to Downdetector, the WhatsApp outage started sometime around 1:00 am earlier today. It quickly picked up pace for around two hours till 3:00 am.
Downdetector’s map for WhatsApp outage reveals that the US, UK and South America were the most hit among other countries.
It looks like the messaging app is working fine now for users globally.
This isn’t the first WhatsApp outage that has affected users globally. Earlier this April, WhatsApp along with Messenger, Facebook and Instagram suffered a brief outage.
A much bigger WhatsApp outage happened in the beginning of the year which lasted for around three hours. WhatsApp even apologised for the global outage.
However WhatsApp hasn’t tweeted anything about the outage or what the issue was.