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30 Nov, 2017 19:06

Whatsapp users worldwide experience outages, Twitter meme-storm ensues

Whatsapp users worldwide experience outages, Twitter meme-storm ensues

WhatsApp’s messenger service was down in many countries around the globe, with Europe and both American continents experiencing the worst outages.

According to the DownDetector website, among the worst-hit were Brazil, the Netherlands, the US, the UK, Switzerland and Italy.

The outages began at around 6PM GMT and lasted less than an hour. WhatsApp showed a message saying “connecting” when users entered the chat, but the link was never established. Reloading the app also didn’t resolve the problem.

READ MORE: WhatsApp down: App crashes, causing brief worldwide outage

As is usual in situations like this, the WhatsApp crowd went straight on Twitter to post ironic comments.

WhatsApp users around the world are unable to access the service. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to fix the issue as soon as possible,” WhatsApp spokesman said, as cited by the Independent.