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[Now restored] WhatsApp suffers outage as users unable to send or receive messages

Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp is currently facing service disruptions in some parts of the world, according to DownDetector. According to the website, the majority of user complaints are about connection related issues, followed by issues sending and receiving messages on the Facebook-owned app. We have reached out to WhatsApp for comment and we will update this story if we hear anything from them.

Live map of WhatsApp outage


According to the data, WhatsApp service disruptions are affecting users in Brazil, U.S., Argentina, India, Mexico, and others.

Update: According to DownDetector, the WhatsApp service has been restored in affected regions.

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