WhatsApp messaging service back after worldwide outage
Users of WhatsApp in China and security researchers have reported widespread service outages amid fears of censorship . (AFP / Yasuyoshi Chiba)
Misha Gajewski, CTVNews.ca Staff
Published Wednesday, May 3, 2017 5:54PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, May 3, 2017 8:36PM EDT
The WhatsApp messaging service is back online after an outage affected thousands around the world on Wednesday.
It appeared the services went offline around 4 p.m EST on May 3 and came back after 6 p.m.
Outage report showed thousands of outages across the world, mostly in Brazil, the U.K and the U.S.
There were also reports in parts of Canada and Europe.
Users reportedly had difficulty logging into their account as well as trouble connecting to the service.
Disgruntled users naturally took to Twitter to vent their frustrations.
When its not just your whatsapp thats down pic.twitter.com/YKRdfPMHOs— ☞ᴴᵅᶬᶽᵅ X ᴷᴴᴬᴻ (@Hamzakhnnn) May 3, 2017
It is still unclear what caused the issues.