Panic has broken out after WhatsApp instant messaging service, used by more than 1 billion people on daily basis, has apparantly suffered failures in different parts of the world. According to the website DownDetector, WhatsApp messenger has been experiencing outages since about 3:10 EDT. According to users, the messenger functions as if the phone is not connected to the Internet.
Problems with the messenger are being experienced by users from Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, the United States and other countries.
Failures occurred throughout the day.
Just me or is Whatsapp not working?— Amit (@LFC_Amit) 3 ноября 2017 г.
#WhatsApp my whatsapp doesn't work.. I can't change profile pic or status.. what's going on— Reb3lious S0ul (@SKMorwane) 3 ноября 2017 г.
WhatsApp messenger was also unavailable in some regions of the world in May. Later, the messenger reported that it had fixed a malfunction which caused users to have difficulty accessing the service.
UPDATE: WhatsApp has resumed regular functioning.
In September, Telegram also reported service problems in Germany, Iraq and a number of CIS and Asian countries, primarily Uzbekistan, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus. Problems in the messenger's work were caused by the failure of one of the server clusters due to a sharp increase in user activity.