Wednesday 19 September, 2018

WhatsApp goes down across UK, Europe, North and South America

(Image: Downdetector)

(Image: Downdetector)

Instant messaging service WhatsApp went down on Thursday afternoon across parts of UK, Europe, North America, and South America.

Speaking to the Independent, a spokesperson for WhatsApp confirmed the outage stating “WhatsApp users around the world are unable to access the service. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to fix the issue as soon as possible.”

According to website Downdetector, users started reporting outages as early as  2 pm (GMT-4) on Thursday. The outage lasted for around 45 minutes before users began reporting that the service had been restored for them.

Affected countries included Ireland, Russia, Malaysia, Czech Republic, Israel, Spain, Malaysia, Kenya, Turkey, Italy, Egypt and Serbia.