Messaging service WhatsApp has gone down with users unable to send messages. The outage began shortly before 8.30am on Tuesday morning.
It is not known how long the outage will last. Website DownDetector showed a massive spike in people reporting the app, owned by Meta, not working for them on Tuesday morning.
WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging platforms in the UK and around the world, and is estimated to have more than two billion active users globally.
We’ll keep you up to speed on how long the outage will be and when things are back to normal.
After opening the app, users have found that while they can still access their conversations, the app is failing to deliver new messages, or send any that they attempt to send.
A persistent message is showing for many users at the top of the app, saying it is “connecting” to the server, but then appears to fail to do so, leaving users unable to send or receive any messages.
The platform’s parent company, Meta, which also owns Facebook and Instagram, has not yet commented on the issue.