Facebook investigates WhatsApp outage

Facebook investigates WhatsApp outage

Facebook investigates WhatsApp outage

Accordding to independent "People can't send or receive messages using the Facebook-owned app, apparently because of a server problem".

The supposed system outage for Whatsapp lasted for nearly an hour and was also felt in some parts of Asia, such as in Vietnam, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Following the reports, a spokesperson for Whatsapp told media: "Earlier today, WhatsApp users globally had trouble accessing the app for about an hour. This issue has been fixed and we apologize for the inconvenience", It was out much longer in other areas around the world.

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Facebook messenger, an instant messaging service application, reportedly suffered a temporary outage in various parts of the world on Saturday. The WhatsApp outage was reported in a number of countries such as the Netherlands, Britain, Belgium, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Even though there is no internet network problem from the user. But once a user is into a chat, the app just shows a "connecting" message that never resolves itself, and so new messages can't be sent or received.

On Friday, users in countries ranging from Brazil and Russian Federation to Vietnam and Myanmar reported on social media that WhatsApp was down in their countries.

According to the website downdetector.com, Whatsapp users reported facing issues in using the application mostly on Friday where the site gathered more than 7,800 reports. There was a similar situation in the U.S. in in May this year and for a few hours in most parts of the world.

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