WhatsApp outage reported globally with many unable to access the Meta-owned messaging service

FAN Editor

The WhatsApp app

Dado Ruvic | Reuters

WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Facebook parent Meta, suffered a global outage on Tuesday.

Problems were first detected around 3:17 a.m. ET, according to Downdetector.com, which monitors outages across internet services.

Users reported problems with sending and receiving messages. Normal service on WhatsApp had still not been restored at around 4:05 a.m. ET.

WhatsApp Web, the internet browser version of the messaging service, failed to load when tested by CNBC. “Make sure your computer has an active Internet connection,” a prompt on WhatsApp Web read.

Meta later confirmed issues with WhatsApp.

“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble sending messages and we’re working to restore WhatsApp for everyone as quickly as possible,” a Meta spokesperson told CNBC.

WhatsApp, which has around 2 billion users, is particularly popular in countries such as India and Brazil.

Users across the world from the U.K. to India and Turkey reported outages on Tuesday.

It’s not the first glitch for a Meta-owned platform this year. In August, Facebook users reported a problem where their Feed was spammed with messages from other people that were initially made on celebrity pages.

Other tech companies have also faced technical problems this year. In August, Google’s search engine was briefly down. And in July, Twitter suffered an outage.

Meta needs to focus on its core business, not the Metaverse, says Sand Hill's Brenda Vingiello

Free America Network Articles

Leave a Reply

Next Post

Cutting through the noise of the digital world to engage with customers

Cutting through the noise of the digital world to engage with customers – CBS News Watch CBS News GetResponse offers a suite of powerful marketing tools to companies that wish to boost their online presence in an effective way. View CBS News In Be the first to know Get browser […]