The messaging app WhatsApp has been offline for nearly two hours in India and other countries. Restoration began by 2.15 pm, though users reported that it was not stable upon return. At least 50 million users worldwide were affected by WhatsApp’s unprecedented glitch for nearly two hours. It rolled out a fix within two hours, but it wasn’t so effective. The glitches went away gradually. “We know people had trouble sending messages on WhatsApp today. We’ve fixed the issue and apologise for any inconvenience,” said a spokesperson of Meta, which owns WhatsApp.
This was far most the longest global outage seen so far. WhatsApp was also down for users across the UK.