WhatsApp goes down for global users

WhatsApp, the messaging platform, has gone down for users across the UK and around the world.

Many people have taken to social media to complain they are unable to send or receive messages on the popular Meta-owned platform.

After opening the app, users have found that while they can still access their conversations, they are not receiving new messages, or able to send any. A persistent message is showing for many users at the top of the app saying it is “connecting” to the server, but it then fails to do so.

According to the service status website Downdetector, users began reporting problems with WhatsApp at just before 8am on Tuesday, with more than 12,000 reports to the website by 8.30am.

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms in the UK and around the world and is estimated to have more than 2bn active users globally.

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