WhatsApp was down for millions of users around the world, causing panic for New Year‘s revellers trying to make plans and wish their friends a prosperous 2018.
One user wrote: “Messages won’t deliver. Can’t see when people have been online. This is my lifeline for my new year plans. I’ve had to go old school and text and ring people.”
A WhatsApp spokeswoman confirmed to Mirror Online that service had been restored, but the firm did not explain what caused the global outage.
the Twitter hashtag #whatsappdown trending now in so many countries
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