WhatsApp goes down; services partially restored in some countries

Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messenger was down for some users in India, according to user accounts on Facebook and Twitter on Friday afternoon. However, services have since then partially been restored in some countries, according to reports.

Users in countries from Myanmar to Russia and Vietnam to Brazil reported that WhatsApp was down in their countries too on social media.

The extent of the outage was not immediately known, but some users reported that WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging service, had begun to function again about 30 minutes after initial complaints of an outage.

A spokeswoman for Facebook in Singapore said the company was investigating the matter.

Whatsappdown was the top trending item on Twitter in India, which is its biggest marketwith roughly 200 million of its billion-plus users.

Users in Malaysia and Singapore also complained of WhatsApp being down in those regions.

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