WhatsApp Messenger, the widely used messaging app owned by facebook, faced a global outage on Tuesday night. Many users were unable to send and receive messages.
The application went down at around 11:30 pm IST, which was later confirmed by outage tracker down detector. Users of both android and iOS were unable to log into their app on Tuesday. The reason behind the snag is yet to be announced by the company.
Around 1.5 billion people use whatsapp. The users reported the issues on twitter.
The outage came just a few hours after the messenger announced that it would be curbing the number of forwards for users worldwide – a policy which was already in place for India. The move is aimed at limiting hoaxes and rumours that lead to violence.
“We`re imposing a limit of five messages all over the world as of today,” Victoria Grand, vice president for policy and communications at WhatsApp, said at an event in the Indonesian capital, reported Reuters.
This is not the first time that the WhatsApp has stopped working. The users faced the similar issue twice in 2017 as well.
(From media reports)