Whatsapp, the instant web-based messaging service used by billions of people across the world, is now working — after an outage that lasted for hours.
WhatsApp users were unable to send or receive messages on the app since 8:00am on Tuesday morning (WAT).
The outage has prevented sending messages to groups, while personal messages display only one tick, an indication that they are sent but not delivered.
DownDetector, an online platform that provides users with real-time information about the status of various websites and services, said it had received over 80,000 complaints about the outage within an hour.
The outage was however restored few hours later.
Among the countries affected were South Africa, Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Kenya, Mexico, Turkey, Brazil, Uganda, Zambia, the United Kingdom, and parts of the United States.
Meta earlier acknowledged the outage and also shared a statement that it was working to get it fixed.