18:23 GMT31 October 2020
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    WhatsApp is one of the world's biggest messaging apps for smartphones, allowing users to send texts, photos, videos and audio messages with end-to-end encryption.

    Many WhatsApp users across the globe reported problems when trying to access the messaging app on Tuesday, complaining of issues with connection and sending messages. A WhatsApp outage has resulted in over 500,000 netizens flocking to Twitter and has made 'WhatsApp' trend worldwide.

    According to DownDetector.com, a website that tracks connectivity problems with websites, WhatsApp users experienced issues primarily in Central Europe, especially in the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom, and Latin American countries.

    ​Users say that they had issues while trying to send the messages via WhatsApp.

    ​Netizens joked about the outage, making memes about how everyone came to Twitter to complain about the messaging app. 

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