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WhatsApp apologises for hour-long outage, assures normalcy

06 November 2017, 12:10 | Deanna Wagner

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WhatsApp yesterday went down globally, but the service was restored after a brief period much to the relief of users.

Twitter users were having a great day posting hilarious messages about the Whatsapp outage.

That also means there's no easy fix to the problem, since it appears to be on WhatsApp's side. A representative for the Facebook-owned messaging app said at the time that they were still investigating what caused the problem, Reuters reported.

Following the reports, a spokesperson for Whatsapp told media: "Earlier today, WhatsApp users globally had trouble accessing the app for about an hour".

WhatsApp experienced a roughly hour-long global outage, Friday (11/3/2017), which led to difficulties in accessing the app and sending messages. Some users also posted on Twitter to confirm the development and vent their frustration with #whatsappdown trending on the micro-blogging site.

WhatsApp has faced similar widespread outages this year, including for several hours in May.

"Whatsappdown" was the top trending item on Twitter in India, which is WhatsApp's biggest market with about 200 million of its billion-plus users.

The app doesn't initially look broken, with chats and contacts able to load.

Many users took to various social media platforms to express their complaints and grievances with the service being down. A few users reported that they could not even see the older messages, but a few said they could see the message history.

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