Sunday 22 October 2017

WhatsApp has worldwide breakdown as millions of users report problems with the popular app

Messages won't send or receive

Stock image: WhatsApp
Stock image: WhatsApp
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

WhatsApp users have taken to social media to vent their frustrations as the app has gone into a worldwide meltdown.

According to some users, it won't load up old conversations or allow them to send and receive messages.

Problems with the app have surged over the last hour.

People in Europe, the US and South America are all reporting problems with the popular messaging app.




Users in Ireland have also complained of issues.

It's not the first time the app has run into trouble - there was also a major outage on New Year's Eve in 2015.

Unlike other popular apps, WhatsApp doesn't alert users when there is a technical issue.

It is not yet clear what's causing the problem or when WhatsApp will be back up and running.

The messaging service went offline at around 9pm tonight.

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