It appears the service went offline at around 9pm with thousands now unable to access the popular messaging service.
Down detector is showing thousands of outages across the UK and other parts of the world including Brazil and the US.
One user wrote on a forum: “Showing Connecting…. Looks like an issue with the service.”
Whilst another said: “Whatsapp stopped working for me at 21:13 today.”
It’s currently unclear what is causing the issues or when things will be back online.
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A spokesperson for the app then said: “Some people have had trouble accessing WhatsApp for a short period today.
“We’re working to restore service back to 100 per cent for everyone and we apologise for the inconvenience.”
This outage comes as WhatsApp is working on a major update.
The Facebook-owned chat app is testing a new feature that would allow users to pin conversations at the top of the menu within the app.
WhatsApp is down across the world
This can lead to important conversations being pushed down the list – and lost below the fold.
Thankfully, the ability to pin key conversations presents an elegant solution to the problem. And could save your thumb a lot of scrolling.
WhatsApp beta 2.17.162 and beta 2.17.163 both include the ability to pin three conversations to the top of the chat list.
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