Whatsapp after suffering a major outage which affected millions of users all over the world for hours is back up.
The messaging service went offline at about 9pm yesterday Wednesday, it affected mostly users in the UK, Europe and the U.S.
The cause of the outage has not been said, the company only confirmed in a statement that it was back up and running.
Earlier today, Whatspp users in all parts of the world were unable to access Whatsapp for a few hours. We have now fixed the issue and apologise for the inconvenience.
The Facebook-owned app bought in 2014 for almost $20 billion and has been estimated to having over one billion users worldwide, had previously crashed on new year’s Eve. This made users to be unable to send and receive messages for a period of time.
This time, the problem encountered by users was that the app refused to start properly, and they were left with a “connecting……” message.
The social network is now however fully functional, so you have your whatsapp back up.
WhatsApp Messenger was founded in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, both former employees of Yahoo!. It is a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging client for smartphones. It uses the Internet to send text messages, images, video, user location and audio media messages to other users using standard cellular mobile numbers. The name “WhatsApp” was used because it sounded like “what’s up. As of February 2016, WhatsApp had a user base of up to one billion, making it the most globally popular messaging application.
WhatsApp Inc. is based in Mountain View, California and has been acquired by Facebook Inc. on February 19, 2014, for approximately US$19.3 billion.