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WhatsApp Services Restored Following Global Outage

San Francisco, April 03, 2024, The Europe Today: Meta Platforms-owned WhatsApp experienced a widespread outage on Wednesday, disrupting services for thousands of users worldwide. However, the messaging app is now back up and running after resolving the issues, as announced by WhatsApp in a post on the social media platform X.

During the outage, more than 24,000 WhatsApp users in the United States were affected, with over 5,000 Instagram users also reporting disruptions, according to data from Downdetector. Although the majority of users have had their services restored, around 1,000 people in the United States are still facing issues with Instagram.

Additionally, the WhatsApp outage impacted thousands of users in India, the United Kingdom, and Brazil, as indicated by Downdetector data.

Downdetector, which tracks outages by aggregating status reports from various sources including user-submitted errors, highlighted the global scale of the disruption.

Meta, the parent company of WhatsApp, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters regarding the outage.

This incident comes on the heels of a similar outage last month, which affected hundreds of thousands of users on Meta’s Facebook and Instagram platforms globally for over two hours due to a technical issue.

Meta Platforms boasts approximately 3.19 billion daily active users across its family of apps, which includes WhatsApp, Instagram, and Threads.