WhatsApp suffers global outage for an hour on new year's eve

The cause of the WhatsApp outage on new year's eve was not immediately known.

WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, suffered a global outage for about an hour on 31 December before the problem was fixed.

WhatsApp suffers global outage for an hour on new years eve

A 3D printed Whatsapp logo. Reuters

“WhatsApp users around the world experienced a brief outage today that has now been resolved”, a WhatsApp spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. The cause of the outage, about an hour long, was not immediately known.

In India, its biggest market with about 200 million of its billion-plus users, the app was down just a few minutes past midnight into the new year.

Users in other countries also complained of outages on social media.

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