WhatsApp back online After global Outage
WhatsApp, the prominent messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, suffered a widespread global outage on Wednesday that lasted for a few hours just before getting resolved, the firm said.
“Earlier today, WhatsApp customers in all sections of the world have been unable to access WhatsApp. We have now fixed the situation and apologize for the inconvenience,” WhatsApp said in an e-mail.
WhatsApp outage was in parts of India, the United States of America, Canada and Brazil. It affected those who make use of the service on Apple Inc’s iOS, Alphabet Inc’s Alphabet Inc’s Android operating system and Microsoft Corp’s Windows mobile OS.
In Brazil, where the working class relies heavily on the messaging service, WhatsApp was down for about two hours and a half. Numerous customers switched to rival system Telegram, which has picked up millions of consumers in the country after two previous WhatsApp outages resulting from court orders.
WhatsApp’s is used by over 1.2 billion people around the world and is often an important tool for communications and commerce in lots of countries. The service was acquired by Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion.