Telegram users report that the messaging service has started to work again following reports of problems with the connection. Users reported only delays while sending and receiving messages.
According to Downdetector, a service tracking the work of popular Internet resources, users in a number of countries, including Russia, have reported problems trying to use the messenger.
The failure was first reported at 11 am Moscow time. It affected users in Russia, Italy, Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, as well as the United States, Brazil and India.
Telegram messaging app is down in Russia, Eastern Europe and Middle East. Last week FSB gave them 1 week ultimatum to hand over private keys for encryption (though current outage is not connected, or connected only in changing algorithms part)— Liveuamap (@Liveuamap) 29 марта 2018 г.
According to reports, some 57% of users experience problems with the connection to the serice, while 42% cannot send or receive messages.
The company said in a Twitter post that it is working to fix the problems.
Our users in Europe, Middle East and the CIS countries are experiencing connection issues at the moment. We are looking into the issue and hope to bring you back online soon.— Telegram Messenger (@telegram) 29 марта 2018 г.
Telegram founder Pavel Durov said that the failure behind the messenger's work in Europe was caused by a power outage in one of the servers.
Power outage at a @telegram server cluster causing issues in Europe. Working to fix it from our side, but a lot depends on when the datacenter provider puts the power equipment in order.— Pavel Durov (@durov) 29 марта 2018 г.
Twitter users were fast to react to the issues related to the work of the messenger, making humorous posts with the hastag #Telegramdown.
If you are feeling down remember that @telegram is also down so you both have something related to each other!— MarMar @CesFur2018 (@MarMarHusky) 29 марта 2018 г.
(IDK the meaning behind this tweet tbh)
— Dmitry Blankovsky (@bobjer) 29 марта 2018 г.
TWEET: It's now your time, Twitter!
— Ritsab (@the_ritsab) 29 марта 2018 г.
— Francesco Bonadiman (@franzbona) 29 марта 2018 г.
— Max Goncharov (@Alan1993Wake) 29 марта 2018 г.