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16 Dec, 2020 13:31

Telegram messaging app suffers widespread outages

Telegram messaging app suffers widespread outages

The Russian-built Telegram messaging app suffered a widespread outage on Wednesday with users across numerous countries reporting issues accessing the platform for approximately one hour.

According to Downdetector, which provides real time information about the status of websites, reports of problems with the app flooded in from across Europe, Russia and parts of Asia.


The problems began appearing at around 1pm GMT and lasted for around an hour.

Downdetector stats showed that 66 percent of the complaints related to problems with the server connection, 30 percent of reports highlighted issues sending or receiving messages and 3 percent of complainants said they had trouble logging into the app.

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