WhatsApp has been down for users across the globe for a short while, 1 pm onwards, as users were not able to send or receive messages, it was just indicating as connecting and not working any further.
Several people have taken to other forms of social media such as Twitter to complain about problems with the messaging service.
“First we open WhatsApp, then we open Twitter to know if #whatsappdown is for everyone,” wrote a Twitter user. “Whatsapp is down, I repeat Whatsapp is down,” tweeted out another user. Notably, this is not the first time that WhatsApp faced an outage.
The Facebook-owned company was down globally early September as well, with users reporting problems accessing the app.
However, WhatsApp resumes its services, 2:30 pm IST.
In May, WhatsApp was down for a few hours in all parts of the world including Malaysia to Spain, Germany and some other European countries. Severely affected countries included Belgium, the Netherlands, and Britain.