WhatsUpp? Whatsapp users are baffled as messaging network goes DOWN sending thousands on to Twitter to complain
- More than 40,000 people reported problems with Whatsapp just before 10pm
- WhatsApp users said messages wouldn’t load and they couldn’t connect to it
- Most of the issues were reported in London, Manchester and Birmingham
Thousands of WhatsApp users have reported the popular messaging service going down this evening.
More than 40,000 Brits reported problems with the service just before 10pm on Thursday – with similar reports made by countless others around the world.
The cause of the problem is unclear but some users have reported being unable to connect to the service.
Others said they couldn’t send messages, while some said the app simply wasn’t loading.
More than 40,000 Brits reported problems with WhatsApp just before 10pm on Thursday
Baffled users took to Twitter to complain about the outage.
It appeared to affect users across the UK, while foreign-language data sites also reported problems.
Most of the issues 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 issues, one user wrote: ‘Yes WhatsApp is down again.’
Another revealed: ‘Me realizing WhatsApp is down after restarting my WiFi 50 times and uninstalling the app 6 times.’
WhatsApp tweeted: ‘You may be experiencing some issues using WhatsApp at the moment.
‘We’re aware and working to get things running smoothly again. We’ll keep you updated and in the meantime, thanks for your patience.’
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were all brought down for almost seven hours last year in a massive global outage.
Problems left users unable to access the three platforms, as well as Facebook Messenger and Oculus.
Facebook, which owns all the services, blamed the outage on a bungled server update and insisted it was not an attack from outside the company.