WhatsApp is down tonight.
It appears the service went offline at around 9pm with thousands now unable to access the popular messaging service.
Down detector is showing thousands of outages across the UK and other parts of the world including Brazil and the US.
One user wrote on a forum: “Showing Connecting…. Looks like an issue with the service.”
Whilst another said: “Whatsapp stopped working for me at 21:13 today.”
WhatsApp last experienced a major outage on New Year’s Eve – with users around the globe reporting down-time.
A spokesperson for the app then said: “Some people have had trouble accessing WhatsApp for a short period today.
“We’re working to restore service back to 100 per cent for everyone and we apologise for the inconvenience.”
This outage comes as WhatsApp is working on a major update.
Those who use WhatsApp as their primary messaging app will be aware the popular chat can get pretty crowded, pretty fast.
This can lead to important conversations being pushed down the list – and lost below the fold.
Thankfully, the ability to pin key conversations presents an elegant solution to the problem. And could save your thumb a lot of scrolling.
WhatsApp beta 2.17.162 and beta 2.17.163 both include the ability to pin three conversations to the top of the chat list.