WhatsApp services was restored after a two hour global outage, this morning, which to date is the longest in the company’s history.
WhatsApp users were unable to send or receive messages following the outage which according to outage reporting site Down Detector, began around 3 a.m. on Tuesday.
Users in UK, India, South Africa, Asia and some European countries made several reports to Down Detector. Although users were able to access the app and their chats, they weren’t able to send or receive messages.
WhatsApp is heavily relied on globally by householders and businesses for communication.
“We know people had trouble sending messages on WhatsApp today. We have fixed the issue and apologise for any inconvenience,” a spokesperson for WhatsApp parent company, Meta Platforms said after services was restored.
Meta, which owns WhatsApp did not disclose the reason for the outage while the app was down.