This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
Dublin: 16 °C Saturday 18 August, 2018
Advertisement

WhatsApp back in service after worldwide blackout

This could be helpful for those following our Live A Better Life series.

Image: Yui Mok/PA Images

THE POPULAR MESSAGING service WhatsApp was inaccessible last night, with users reporting issues getting access to their messages.

In a statement released last night, the social media site said:

“Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours. We have now fixed the issue and apologise for the inconvenience.”

It’s still not known what caused the blackout.

The technical difficulty was compounded by WhatsApp’s lack of communication: the last tweet it sent was in August 2016 (@WhatsApp) and its last Facebook post was three weeks ago.

Facebook bought the messaging service three years ago for $22 billion.

Read: Crackdown on paedophile ring that uses Whatsapp to share images of child sex abuse

Read: UK government demand access to WhatsApp messages after London attack

  • Share on Facebook
  • Email this article
  •  

About the author:

Read next:

COMMENTS (13)

This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel

     

    Trending Tags