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WhatsApp says it has ‘some issues’ after thousands reported outages


The messaging service is down for thousands across the UK (Photo: Rex)

Thousands of WhatsApp users reported major issues when the popular messaging app went down tonight.

A total of 41,095 interruptions had been registered by the website monitoring service Downdetector from kl. 22:00 Thursday.

The page showed that problems with the app began around noon. 9, where most problems were reported in London, Manchester and Birmingham.

However, outcomes may be worldwide as the service tweeted from California to address the issue.

The tweet said: ‘You may be experiencing some issues using WhatsApp at the moment. We are mindful and working to get things running smoothly again. We will keep you updated and in the meantime thank you for your patience. ‘

WhatsAap was popular on Twitter when people took to the social media platform to vent their annoyance.

One wrote: “I realized that WhatsApp is down after restarting my WiFi 50 times and uninstalling the app 6 times !! ‘

Another said, ‘That probably explains why my video calls were interrupted so often.’

Within an hour and a half after the problem was reported, the number of users experiencing a technical error dropped to 2,707.

At 22.45, WhatsApp confirmed that the issue was resolved, tweeting: ‘And we’re back. Good talk. ‘

Facebook also seemed to suffer minor issues, with more than 200 users reporting an issue with the social network around the same time.

Both are owned by Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta Platform.

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