WHATSAPP, Facebook and Instagram are still down and not working tonight for a number of users, preventing some from downloading or sending images and audio.
The issues have now been confirmed with the firm working on a fix.
WhatsApp fans are still suffering issues tonight with many unable to upload or view images, voice messages or videos.
Facebook, who owns WhatsApp, has now confirmed the outage with the social network saying it was aware of the issue and was “working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible”.
However, the messaging platform appears to be suffering from problems today.
Independent outage monitor Downdetector has registered over 1,400 reports from users at one time insisting the app is not working properly.
An outage map showed the UK and parts of South American being hit the hardest by the outage.
In particular, many fans have complained they are unable to send or receive photos and audio.
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Downdetector appears to have corroborated such claims – the site has declared 63 percent of WhatsApp issues have been related to receiving messages.
Additionally, 33 percent of problems were said to have stemmed from connection issues with the service.
Finally, three percent of fans declared they were having problems connecting to the app.
One said: “Is anyone else having problems with WhatsApp? Can’t send photo or audio message.”
WhatsApp is easily the most popular third-party chatting app in the world
“WhatsApp is suffering from a major outage this afternoon” (Express Newspapers)
A second wrote: “Can’t do anything on WhatsApp. #whatsappdown”
A third declared: “Whatsapp down ya?”
In addition to WhatsApp, it appears Facebook and Instagram are also suffering from problems.
It is unclear what has caused the ongoing outage.
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