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WhatsApp experiences a worldwide outage with thousands of people affected


You may have thought your friends ignored you on WhatsApp on Tuesday night, but the silence was the result of a global outage.

Facebook's own app had problems at around 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, affecting tens of thousands of users around the world.

Many reported problems connecting to the platform, sending or receiving messages, and logging in.

The outage appears to have plagued America, Europe and parts of Asia – but reports come from all over the world.

The problem was resolved and the services restored until 6 p.m. ET.

WhatsApp had problems with tens of thousands of users around the world around 4 p.m. ET. Many users reported problems connecting to the platform, sending or receiving messages, and logging in

DownDetector, a website that monitors outages for websites and online services, reported complaints. WhatsApp was down on Tuesday afternoon.

Within 30 minutes, more than 19,000 users shared their frustration on the website.

DailyMail.com has asked Facebook for a comment and has yet to receive an answer.

Problems first appeared in Europe and South America, but have ended up in the United States. Many Americans indicated that they cannot make calls in the app.

Downdetector shows that many users are unable to solve connection problems, followed by problems sending and receiving messages. Only about three percent cannot log in to the app.

The app was first published in 2009 and has become an integral part of chatting with friends and family. The fact that the app cannot be used has caused a sensation on Twitter. Users suffering from technical problems flocked to the social media website to share their frustrations

The app was first published in 2009 and has become an integral part of chatting with friends and family. The fact that the app cannot be used has caused a sensation on Twitter. Users suffering from technical problems flocked to the social media website to share their frustrations

Many said they weren't sure if their friends ignored them or the app wasn't available

Many said they weren't sure if their friends ignored them or the app wasn't available

WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging and calling service from Facebook that bought the technology in 2014.

The app was first published in 2009 and has become an integral part of chatting with friends and family. The fact that the app cannot be used has caused a sensation on Twitter.

Users suffering from technical problems flocked to the social media website to share their frustrations.

Many said they weren't sure if their friends ignored them or the app wasn't available.

Many users reported problems connecting to the platform, sending or receiving messages, and logging in

Many users reported problems connecting to the platform, sending or receiving messages, and logging in

Many users didn't know WhatsApp was running on Tuesday and thought it was a problem with their device

Many users didn't know WhatsApp was running on Tuesday and thought it was a problem with their device

This is the second time this year that WhatsApp has failed, but Facebook and Instagram followed in April.

According to DownDetector, Instagram had the most widespread failures among users in the U.S. and Europe, as well as some in South America, who reported that they couldn't load news feeds and articles.

On Wednesday, March 31, at 5 p.m. CET, more than 28,000 reports had flooded Downdetector.

Thousands of reports also focused on Facebook's primary social media site and app, as well as WhatsApp, a company messaging service.

The majority of Facebook users said they couldn't see pictures, while others said their news feeds weren't loading.

WhatsApp reports indicated that many users could not connect to the service or could not receive or send messages.

The biggest problem that bothered WhatsApp users was the inability to connect to the app

The biggest problem that bothered WhatsApp users was the inability to connect to the app

WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging and calling service from Facebook that bought the technology in 2014. The loss of service seems devastating to some users

WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging and calling service from Facebook that bought the technology in 2014. The loss of service seems devastating to some users

The outage caused a frenzy on Twitter as many users shared their frustrations at not being able to communicate with friends and family. Problems first appeared in Europe and South America, but have reached the United States, and many Americans said they could not make calls

The outage caused a frenzy on Twitter as many users shared their frustrations at not being able to communicate with friends and family. Problems first appeared in Europe and South America, but have reached the United States, and many Americans said they could not make calls

A Facebook spokesman declined to indicate the nature of the failure, simply stating that it was a "network error".

"Some people may have had problems with images in our app family due to a network error," a Facebook spokesman told DailyMail.com.

& # 39; The problem has been fixed and we are ready to use again. We apologize for the inconvenience. & # 39;

A spokesman said the network problem is not related to higher internet usage than usual – an influx that has caused other services to experience similar widespread outages.

The spokesman declined to indicate the nature of the "network error" and said that the company "normally did not go into this level of detail" on such matters.