Messaging app WhatsApp was behind in use late on Wednesday
after a tellurian outage knocked a 1.2 billion-member service
offline across the universe for several hours.
“Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all collection of a world
were incompetent to entrance WhatsApp for a few hours. We have now fixed
a emanate and apologize for a inconvenience,” a WhatsApp
orator pronounced in an email.
The orator told Business Insider the outage was
caused by WhatsApp itself, rather than by an “external source.”
Asked if a outage influenced all of WhatsApp’s users, the
orator reiterated that it was a “global” outage, though said
it was not probable to contend either each user was
The Facebook-owned messaging app is among a many popular
communications collection in a world, with some-more than one billion
users. The app stopped operative around 4:50 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
Wednesday’s outage occurred only as Facebook’s senior
on a quarterly-earnings discussion call with Wall Street
analysts and investors. Facebook touted a recognition of new
WhatsApp facilities during a call, never mentioning a big
outage underway that really moment.
WhatsApp users immediately took to Twitter to voice their
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