WhatsApp on Wednesday encountered an outage with users across the globe reporting problems accessing the service – unable to send or receive messages, or even logging in, according to reports by The Independent.
According to monitoring website Down Detector, hundreds of people complained about the outage from Malaysia to Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Britain which appeared to have started on late Wednesday evening.
Some users took to Twitter, threatening they would migrate to rival messaging services because of the second outage in as many weeks.
“Around half of complaints (56 per cent) this time around were related to connection issues, while 32 per cent of those who logged problems with the site said they were having trouble receiving messages,” Down Detector noted.
Users in Germany and some other European countries also encountered the problem.
The affected users had posted the malfunction cases on social media. Many of them reported later the return to normal service, Xinhua news agency reported.
source: Times of India and Down Detector