Messaging service WhatsApp was temporarily down for some time on Friday afternoon in India and across many parts of the globe, making it difficult for millions of users in sending or receiving messages. It is still not very clear as to why the technical glitch occurred. People have taken to Twitter to complain about problems with the messaging service.
“First we open WhatsApp, then we open Twitter to know if #whatsappdown is for everyone,” wrote a Twitter user. “Whatsapp is down, I repeat Whatsapp is down,” tweeted out another user. Notably, this is not the first time that WhatsApp faced an outage. The Facebook-owned company was down globally early September as well, with users reporting problems accessing the app.
In May, WhatsApp was down for a few hours in all parts of the world including Malaysia to Spain, Germany and some other European countries. Severely affected countries included Belgium, the Netherlands, and Britain.