The instant messaging app WhatsAp , which also allows phone calls over the Internet, file sharing, and group chat, was down on Thursday and thousands of users reported issues connecting to it.
Independent website Down Detector received a surge of reports of WhatsApp down a little after noon CST, with the majority of those affected hit by connection problems.
The website’s outage map showed users in America and Europe were the most affected.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp users vented their dismay on social media:
— Rahul Lal (@DhartiKaLal) November 30, 2017
— Oğuz Yılmaz (@oguz) November 30, 2017
Airplane mode on. Airplane mode off.
See #whatsappdown .
Find relief that it's not just me.
— Reon Saji ⚡️ (@ReonSaji) November 30, 2017
So #whatsappdown got me thinking and feeling sorry for those in long distance relationship.
— IjeFine the Jeweller (@shugadupri) November 30, 2017