WhatsApp faces outage in India, Twitter abuzz

New Delhi, Jan 19 : WhatsApp users in several parts of the world, including in India, on Sunday took to Twitter to report several issues with the mobile messaging platform.

Millions of users were unable to share videos, photos and GIFs, audio and stickers and several of those said they were even unable to view WhatsApp Status feature.

According to Downdetetector.com, the problem started in the evening around 4 p.m. and alive outage map showed users in India, Europe, Brazil and in Southeast Asia were affected by the outage.

"WhatsApp is restoring the service. The server issue should be fixed now," said WABetainfo.com, a fan website that tracks WhatsApp.

"2 min silence for the peoples who talked about the updates on last post," tweeted one user.

"Stickers can be sent now, the service should be restored completely soon," tweeted another.

WhatsApp was yet to notify users about how the problem began.

People rushed to Twitter to report the issue.

"Me waiting for my WhatsApp status update to actually upload. #whatsappdown," tweeted a user.

Another joined "RIP WhatsApp. Impossible mandate file multimedia."

#whatsappdown trended on twitter with 8,246 Tweets as a large number of reports from users stated that WhatsApp is currently down or not working.

(IANS)

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