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    The cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp was briefly down, triggering panic of internet users.

    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.

    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.

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    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.

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