Social media users went into panic mode today after WhatsApp experienced a global outage.
On Twitter, users reported being unable to send or receive messages.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 3, 2017
When whatsapp is down and you have to send a SMS into the darkness pic.twitter.com/S2UnSYueln
— Mayihlome (@MTshwete) November 3, 2017
— Hassan Roonjho® (@Hassan_Roonjho) November 3, 2017
Downdetector.co.uk received reports of the app being down in locations as far-flung as the UK, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.
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