WhatsApp reportedly down in India and globally for 60 percent users

According to DownDetector, a website that provides realtime overviews of Internet and mobile services, Whatsapp is down across Europe.

On Friday, Globally recognised instant messaging app experienced a global outage which made it hard to send or receive the message on WhatsApp.

"RT if you came to Twitter to check whether #WhatsApp is down", says one user on Twitter.

However, users reported several other affected countries including Malaysia, UK, USA, India, Saudi Arabia, Philippines and Germany. There has been no statement yet from WhatsApp on why the outage occurred. For now, WhatsApp's 1.2 Billion users will have to resort to Messenger or Facebook and other IMs to communicate with each other.

A apparent server issue with WhatsApp, now owned by Facebook, has made people unable to send or receive messages, however, the server is said to be gradually restored. And this WhatsApp feature was implemented last month, but it is now available on most of the smartphones after the update.

Apart from "Delete for Everyone", WhatsApp has renamed the regular delete option, calling it Delete for Me. "This issue has been fixed and we apologise for the inconvenience". Earlier in May, WhatsApp faced a similar problem but unlike today the outage went for few hours (much longer than today). In some regions, the problem was resolved in 30 minutes.

However, this was not WhatsApp's first global outage this year.

  • Joe Gonzales