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WhatsApp hit by temporary global outage

The hashtag #whatsappdown became one of the most trending topics on Twitter

Alnoor Peermohamed  |  Bengaluru 

Instant messaging app WhatsApp faced a global outage on Friday with thousands of users reporting on Facebook and Twitter that they were unable to send and receive messages using the service. The outage, which began at around 1 pm (IST), lasted for around an hour based on the spike of user complaints received by downdetector.com, a service which tracks outages in popular social networks.

It showed that the outage was global in nature, with severely affected regions being Europe, India and Malaysia. The hashtag #whatsappdown became one of the most trending topics on Twitter, with ...

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First Published: Sat, November 04 2017. 01:28 IST
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