What happens? Whatsapp users are baffled as the messaging network goes DOWN sending thousands of people on Twitter to complain
- More than 40,000 people reported problems with Whatsapp just before 10pm
- WhatsApp users claimed that the messages did not load and could not connect to it
- Most of the problems were reported in London, Manchester and Birmingham
Thousands of WhatsApp users have reported that the popular messaging service went down this evening.
More than 40,000 Brits reported problems with the service just before 10pm Thursday, with similar reports made by countless others around the world.
The cause of the problem is unclear, but some users have reported that they are unable to connect to the service.
Others claimed they couldn’t send messages, while some claimed the app simply wasn’t loading.
More than 40,000 Brits reported problems with WhatsApp just before 10pm on Thursday
Bewildered users took to Twitter to complain about the outage.
It seemed to affect users across the UK, while foreign language data sites also reported problems.
Most of the problems were reported in London, Manchester and Birmingham.
More than 500 million people use WhatsApp, which is owned by Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta.
Reacting to the problems, one user wrote: “Yes, WhatsApp is inactive again”.
Another revealed: “I realize that WhatsApp is inactive after restarting my WiFi 50 times and uninstalling the app 6 times”.
WhatsApp tweeted: “At the moment you may be experiencing some problems with WhatsApp.
“We are aware and are working to make things work smoothly again. We will keep you updated and in the meantime, thank you for your patience.”
Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp were all blocked for nearly seven hours last year due to a massive global outage.
The problems prevented users from accessing the three platforms, as well as Facebook Messenger and Oculus.
Facebook, which owns all the services, blamed the interruption of a botched server update and insisted it wasn’t an attack from outside the company.