Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp saw an outage in India and across the world on Friday with thousands of users reporting glitches in the popular end-to-end encrypted application.
Many users also faced to login in the popular photo-sharing app Instagram which is also owned by Facebook
According to Down Detector, which monitors and offers real-time status and outage information, users started reporting problems since 10:45 PM IST.Most users (98 per cent) reported issues of connection, sending or receiving messages and 2% users reported log-in problems.
Many of the over 1.5 billion users, both on Android and iOS, were unable to log into the app. The reason behind the snag is yet to be announced by the company.
On various social media including Twitter, users took to post about the problems they were facing with the popular cross-platform messaging application.
This is not the first time that the messaging app has stopped working. WhatsApp users faced a similar issue twice in January 2019.