Popular instant messaging app WhatsApp, owned by Meta has reportedly gone down for users across the world
People have complained on social media platforms like Twitter that they are currently unable to send and receive messages.
The outage is affecting both personal chats as well as group chats. Anyone trying to use WhatsApp Web is also receiving an error message.
After opening the app, users have found that while they can still access their conversations, the app is failing to deliver new messages, or send any that they attempt to send.
According to Bloomberg, service status website Downdetector, users began reporting issues with WhatsApp at just before 8am on October 25 morning, with more than 12,000 reports of issues reported to the website by 8.30am.
— Downdetector (@downdetector) October 25, 2022
A direct statement from WhatsApp or its parent company Meta that explains what caused the outage is still awaited.
It is a developing story and more updates are awaited