WhatsApp registers downtime on New Year's eve, users frustrated

WhatsApp is down leaving millions across the globe unable to send messages to loved ones

WhatsApp users across the country were unable to send New Years messages to their friends and family after the messaging app crashed.

Surely, this is a bad time for WhatsApp to go down.

How are we going to text everyone saying 'Happy New Year!'???

WhatsApp official Twitter hasn't provided any details yet, though the hashtag "WhatsAppDown" is now the trending topic on the social media platform.

WhatsApp is expected to acknowledge the problem in the coming hours and we'll update this article once the service is back up and running. According to its Live Outage Maps, WhatsApp services were down in several parts of India and Europe.

According to Metro UK, WhatsApp is now used by more than a billion people worldwide, and is second only to Facebook Messenger has the globe's most popular Internet-based messaging app. Reports have put the outage as the worst in much of northern Europe, which includes the United Kingdom, as well as for users in Spain, India, Malaysia, New York and Brazil.

Another outage tracking platform, Outage.report, revealed more than 3,000 reports of WhatsApp outage.

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