Users are outraged by the failure WhatsApp

Paytm said the feature will roll out to Android users on Thursday and to iOS users subsequently. File

According to posts on various social media platforms, users complained that they were unable to send or receive messages for about 30 minutes on Friday. While no online service is immune to the occasional hiccup, this outage was notable for its global scale which impacted WhatsApp's sizable user base. While the problems were focused in western Europe and Asia, it was also reported in many parts of the world. Some even said their privacy settings can not be updated.

Some witty users may have thought they could trick the system and log on to their WhatsApp account and continue messaging via the WhatsApp Web extension.

Burn! Can anything be worse than this?

Two dead in shooting at Colorado Walmart store
He recounted that "the employees started screaming and the customers started screaming" as people began to flee the store. Two men died inside the Walmart, which is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Denver in a busy shopping center.

Services have been partially restored as per media reports. The extent of the outage and the reasons for it were not immediately known. The Facebook-owned WhatsApp messenger application has been facing outages since 12:40 pm IST. Later, the service providers of the site managed to restore their servers and let everyone know that the developers of Whatsapp are actually working on to make things normal again. Most outages tend to be regional in scale, as opposed to affecting app users around the globe.

Since a couple of hours, billions of users have resorted to Facebook and Twitter to reach their friends and family.

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