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Friday, November 3, 2017

WhatsApp back online after suffering outage in multiple countries

Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messenger was down for many users in India and other countries, according to reports from multiple users on Facebook and Twitter on Friday afternoon.

Users in countries from Myanmar to Russia and Vietnam to Brazil reported that WhatsApp was down in their countries too on social media.

The extent of the outage was not immediately known, but some users reported that WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging service, had begun to function again about 30 minutes after initial complaints of an outage.A spokeswoman for Facebook in Singapore said the company was investigating the matter.

#Whatsappdown was the top trending item on Twitter in India, which is its biggest market with roughly 200 million of its billion-plus users. Users in Malaysia and Singapore also complained of WhatsApp being down in those regions.

This is not the first time, WhatsApp has faced such issue. Back in May the messaging service uffered a widespread global outage that lasted for several hours before being resolved, the company said.

WhatsApp's is used by more than 1.2 billion people around the world and is a key tool for communications and commerce in many countries. The service was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion.

Author: Reuters
Published at: Fri, 03 Nov 2017 18:44:15 +0530

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