Whatsapp users across the world, including in India, heaved a sigh of relief on Friday after the instant messaging app was restored after it went down globally, sending people into a tizzy.
Users were able to send and receive messages and could log into their WhatsApp accounts after a brief outage period.
“Earlier today, WhatsApp users globally had trouble accessing the app for about an hour. This issue has been fixed and we apologise for the inconvenience,” a WhatsApp spokesperson told IANS.
According to an Independent website , 60% of customers were having issues connected to Facebook-owned WhatsApp. People experienced problems sending texts or were unable to log into the app.
“A further 25% report issues receiving messages and 14% are struggling to login,” Express.co.uk said.
WhatsApp was also down in India and people were unable to connect with their friends or relatives.
People experienced a similar situation in May this year for a few hours in most parts of the world.
WhatsApp has 1.3 billion monthly active users globally with over 200 million users in India.