Thousands of frustrated WhatsApp users around the world report problems with messaging app
DISTRAUGHT WhatsApp users reported having problems connecting to the mobile messenger tonight amid reports the platform crashed.
Reports that the app was “down” surged at around 9pm UK time with tens of thousands of people worldwide complaining about being unable to connect with their friends.
WhatsApp users reported connection issues today[/caption]
Down Detector, an independent outage monitor, registered the massive spike with 88 per cent reporting connection problems.
The messaging app was reportedly stuck on the connection screen or would not refresh new messages.
Users in the UK, US and continental Europe were mainly impacted, it has been reported.
There were 50,000 reports of the platform being down at the peak of the outage.
Twitter expressed their frustration tonight.
One posted: “I restarted my phone 3 times only to come to Twitter and find out that WhatsApp is down #whatsappdown”.
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Another said: “Raise your hand if you restarted your phone more than 2 times #whatsappdown #whatsapp”.
A third added: “Me finding out #WhatsApp is down after uninstalling, reinstalling and rebooting my phone”.
WhatsApp, which has two billion users worldwide, is currently back up and running in the UK.
— Sweeto (@sweeto_usama) July 14, 2020
Whatsapp users running to Twitter to find out why WhatsApp is down
Twitter users running to WhatsApp to check if it is back on pic.twitter.com/3FjDGyo20V
— Frankziln ☻︎ (@Frankziln) July 14, 2020
— Pranav Degwekar (@pndegwekar) July 14, 2020
— Lerato M (@Leratolirraa) July 14, 2020