The app crashed around 2.15pm, and hashtag 'whatsappdown' soon started trending.

WhatsAppDown Popular messaging app crashes worldwide services slowly getting restored
news Technology Friday, November 03, 2017 - 14:40

Uncles across India are palpitating, office groups are eerily silent, young people are checking with each other on whether everyone’s in the same boat… Yes people, WhatsApp is down. The popular messaging app crashed around 2.15pm worldwide, with users across the world experiencing problems in accessing the app. On Thursday, WhatsApp Web, the web-client of the app had also stopped working.   

At the time of writing, the services of the messaging app were slowly getting restored. 

Down Detector, a website which specialises in websites and app outages said that app was not functional across geographies. It said that the connection problem was the most reported problem. 

Whatsapp is having issues since 3:10 AM EDT. https://t.co/45TudhG7Nb RT if it's down for you as well #Whatsappdown

— DownDetector (@downdetector) November 3, 2017

Dailymail reported that the Facebook owned platform crashed in south of England and other parts of Western Europe as well. Italy, USA, Germany and Saudi Arabia were reported to be affected by the outage, TV reports said. WhatsApp, which was bought by Facebook back in 2014 currently has over a billion active users across the world. 

However, there was no official confirmation from WhatsApp on the crash. But when users went to the "Contact us" section from the settings menu, they got the folllowing message. "Our service is experiencing a problem right now. We are working on it and hope to restore the functionality shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience."

The app, which works across all smartphone platforms, had earlier reported similar outages on May 18 before being briefly out of service on May 3 in some countries.

Not able to forward repeated messages.

Not able to stalk people.

Forced to talk with real people now.

#whatsappdown pic.twitter.com/XtJvrsKbEO

— Parag Modi (@parag2611) November 3, 2017

RT If You Logged On To Twitter Only To Check If #WhatsappDown

— Sir Jadeja (@SirJadeja) November 3, 2017

Based on true incidents. #whatsappdown pic.twitter.com/5FIgjBl7fj

— East India Comedy (@EastIndiaComedy) November 3, 2017

#WhatsappDown RT to confirm yours is down also! pic.twitter.com/xenwfWhn43

— Merajul Hasan (@GhanntaEngineer) November 3, 2017

#WhatsappDown#whatsappUp is back pic.twitter.com/Wea49IPSq0

— Ali (@Ali_m_bakkar) November 3, 2017

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