Wed. Apr 24th, 2019

#WhatsAppDown Causes Confusion and Outrage Among Users

WhatsApp users worldwide have been thrown into turmoil this morning, as the messaging app suffered a major outage.

The service started experiencing issues at around 07:10 GMT, according to independent website DownDetector, which tracks major network outages.

According to a statement from the service provider, the system outage was due to an inexplicable problem.

“Our service is experiencing a problem right now. We are working on it and hope to restore the functionality shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience,” the statement from the Facebook-owned Mobile messaging App read.

Users in the Northern Europe, Africa, and Indonesia appear to be the worst affected, although problems were also reported elsewhere in the world.

Many of the thousands of users affected took to rival social network Twitter to complain about the lack of service.

However, at the time of publishing this article, the service had been restored to many parts of the world including Kenya.

It is still unclear as to what caused the system failure.

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