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The WhatsApp logo seen in this illustration taken August 22, 2022. Photo: Reuters

WhatsApp down for users around the world, with reported outages spanning Asia to Europe

  • The popular messaging app has stopped working for users in India, the UK, South Africa and parts of Asia
  • Tens of thousands of users have reported on Downdetector that they are unable to to use WhatsApp

Popular messaging app WhatsApp has stopped working for many users across the world, with users across India, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Asia reporting issues with sending and receiving texts and videos.

“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble sending messages and we’re working to restore WhatsApp for everyone as quickly as possible,” a spokesperson for WhatsApp parent company Meta Platforms said on Tuesday.

Downdetector said more than 11,000 users across India had reported an outage, while the numbers for United Kingdom were at 68,000 and 19,000 for Singapore as of about 7:50am GMT.

Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from a number of sources including user-submitted errors on its platform. The outage may have affected a larger number of users.