WhatsApp users are experiencing New Year's Eve outages


2017 was a year full of similar issues for WhatsApp, even the parent company Facebook stopped working for several hours in the majority of regions across the world. However, a WhatsApp spokesperson informed VentureBeat that the troubles began at around 10:30 a.m. PT. WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, suffered a global outage for about an hour yesterday before the problem was fixed.

According to Down Detector's outage map the technical difficulties affected millions of people across Europe, India, Malaysia, the United States and Brazil.

A spokesperson of the messaging platforms said the issue had been resolved shortly after the outage.

WhatsApp being the most used instant messenger server went down just before the clock resets to 2018.

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Another said: 'Anyone else experiencing a whatsapp crash? i guess too many new year messages'. It's been more than an hour and is not yet solved.

While fairly popular in the U.S., WhatsApp is particularly popular in other parts of the world and has earned a reputation for quality and reliability. The messenger service has seen a growth in its user base, as well as the unveiling of several new features and services.

One user wrote: "Messages won't deliver".