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Whatsapp malfunction affects users across globe

18 May 2017

"It came into view that the app's issue began on the later part of Wednesday". People faced problems while sending and receiving messages as well as logging in. "Since service providers like WhatsApp and Facebook say we are giving it free, the state has to ensure that 160 million citizens who are using the service, are not entrapped in it", a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra said.

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WhatsApp boasts about its massive user-base of 1.2 billion but it seems the instant messaging application is facing trouble keeping them happy. A Twitter account meant to serve that objective hasn't been updated since 2014.

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Users of the competing messaging service Telegram rejoiced.

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The Facebook-owned app went offline at around 6pm on Wednesday with thousands quickly taking to social media to discuss the outage. Several users in London told IBTimes UK that they were unable to use the app, and this reporter is also at the time of writing unable to send or receive messages. Also, as per few users, they were able to get back the normal service later the day. WhatsApp suffered a similar outage earlier this month with users across the world, including India, reporting that their WhatsApp stopped working for hours. There have also been a small number of complaints in NY and San Francisco. Other severely affected countries included Belgium, the Netherlands, and Britain, reported IANS.

Whatsapp malfunction affects users across globe