Most users reported issues of connection, sending or receiving messages as well as log-in problems
Many of the over 1.5 billion users, both on Android and iOS, were unable to log into the app
New Delhi: Messaging app WhatsApp saw an outage in India and across the world in the early hours of Wednesday with thousands of users reporting glitches in the popular end to end encrypted application.
According to Down Detector, which monitors and offers real-time status and outage information, users started reporting problems since 1:32 AM .Most users (72 per cent) reported issues of connection, sending or receiving messages as well as log-in problems.
Downdetector.com had users from Sri Lanka, Peru, London, New Delhi, New York, Brazi, Netherlands, Germany, Egypt, Colmbia, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Romania, Trinidad & Tobago, Ireland etc reporting the outage.
However, a short while later the platform resumed functioning.
This is not the first time that the messaging app has stopped working. WhatsApp users faced a similar issue twice in January 2019.
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