‘Whatsapp down worldwide’ as thousands of users unable to send messages

Most users say they are having trouble connecting through the app (Picture: Downdetector)

Tens of thousands of Whatsapp users across the globe say the messaging app is down.

From around 8.30pm UK time, a huge surge of complaints were registered on Downdetector, a website monitoring online services.

According to the site 89% of users can’t can’t connect, whole 8% are having trouble receiving messages and 1% can’t log into the Facebook owned app.

Lots of frustrated users said they uninstalled the app and redownloaded it only to find it still wasn’t working while others thought turning their devices off and on again might do the trick.

A live outage map shows a large bulk of the complaints are coming from Europe, including the UK, with one user in Wales saying the app hadn’t been working for 1.5 hours. Other parts of the world including the US, south America, India and Australia have also been affected.

Outages have been reported across the UK, particularly in the south east (Picture:

More than 75,000 people have reported problems on Downdetector so far this evening.

Some said their app was working again from around 9.30pm but others are still experiencing issues.

According to The Verge Whatsapp rarely goes down – its last major outage being in April 2019 when it stopped working along with Facebook and Instagram for more than two hours.

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