The WhatsApp app
Dado Ruvic | Reuters
WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Fb father or mother Meta, suffered a worldwide outage on Tuesday.
Issues have been first detected round 3:17 a.m. ET, in accordance with Downdetector.com, which displays outages throughout web providers.
Customers reported issues with sending and receiving messages. Regular service on WhatsApp had gave the impression to be restored at round 5 a.m. ET.
WhatsApp Internet, the web browser model of the messaging service, which beforehand did not load, was additionally working when examined by CNBC.
Meta confirmed there have been initially points with WhatsApp.
“We’re conscious that some persons are presently having hassle sending messages and we’re working to revive WhatsApp for everybody as shortly as attainable,” a Meta spokesperson advised CNBC.
WhatsApp, which has round 2 billion customers, is especially widespread in international locations comparable to India and Brazil.
Customers the world over from the U.Ok. to India and Turkey reported outages on Tuesday.
It isn’t the primary glitch for a Meta-owned platform this yr. In August, Fb customers reported an issue the place their Feed was spammed with messages from different those who have been initially made on celeb pages.