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WhatsApp down for millions of users worldwide

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Messaging platform WhatsApp was down for users across the globe on Tuesday, according to outage tracker Downdetector.

The report shared by the website said the app went down shortly before noon, with #WhatsApp trending on Twitter.

Users reported being unable to send messages, with the app showing “connecting”.

Outages were reported across Asia, the US, some countries in Europe and in Africa. 

“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble sending messages and we’re working to restore WhatsApp for everyone as quickly as possible,” a Meta spokesperson told Downdetector.

In October 2021, major social media services including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were hit by a massive outage, impacting potentially tens of millions of users.