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Published: Mon, November 06, 2017
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

WhatsApp Down: Jokes Flood Twitter As Messaging App Stops Working

WhatsApp Down: Jokes Flood Twitter As Messaging App Stops Working

Popular messaging service WhatsApp suffered a widespread global outage on Friday (Nov 3), with users taking to social media to air complaints. WhatsApp users found that they were unable to send or receive messages.

The outage lasted hours, and WhatsApp personnel were forced to issue a statement about the disruption to the service.

We did a quick check over at downdetector.co.za and at the time of this writing WhatsApp's problem has been confirmed.

WhatsApp users have been reporting problems with their account in India and few other regions across the globe. "We are working on it and hope to restore the functionality shortly", the company said.

And one posted: "When Whatsapp isn't working and you have to text someone and not know if they've looked at the message or not". A similar website that tracks outages for WhatsApp reported the same thing.

In May, the messaging service was again affected by a global blackout.

The Facebook-owned service confirms messages that have been successfully deleted for everyone will be replaced with "This message was deleted" in your recipients' chats. A spokesperson for WhatsApp later explained that the breakdown was caused by the application itself instead of an external source.

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