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04 November 2017, 12:31 | Kristen Gross
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Users across the world were unable to send messages due to a server that went down.
"Users in countries ranging from Brazil and Russian Federation to Vietnam and Myanmar reported that the messenger service was down, while in India "#Whatsappdown" became the top trending item on Twitter.
Independent websites monitoring outages of popular social media services via online conversations and Twitter messages report regular outages for WhatsApp, often one every few weeks, but these are typically brief and confined to certain geographies. Many panicked because they were unsure whether it was a local problem, an issue with their phone or the entire nation. The app is widely used around the world and has become a preferred source of messaging by most people.
Without their beloved messaging app, numerous 1.3 billion monthly users took to social media to joke about the outage.
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Users turned to platforms like Facebook and Twitter to vent out their frustration for not being able to use the service. The company took several hours to restore the app back to function. It instantly became the top trending hashtag on the channel for hours in multiple countries and helped assure them that things are going smooth with an immediate fix to happen in the near future.
Many people are getting texts from their friends that message was deleted by using this new feature.
This is not the first time that the messaging app has gone down, similar outrages occurred in August and twice in May this year.
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