ISLAMABAD – Instant messaging platform WhatsApp has recovered in parts of the world nearly two hours after the massive outage.
The most popular messaging platform is now accessible on mobile phones as well as on Web as earlier users complain about disruption of services.
The hugely popular service earlier stopped working for users in Pakistan and other countries on Tuesday in a global outage wherein people were unable to use the Meta-owned applications.
Downdetector, an online platform that provides users with real-time information about services, confirmed outages with thousands of reports online. The service status website said WhatsApp users started reporting problems around 12 pm on Tuesday, with more than 12,000 reports to the website in first half hour.
Neighboring India and several densely populated regions like Washington and Paris also faced outages.
As the WhatsApp outage makes headlines, a Meta spokesperson said they are aware that people in several regions are having trouble sending messages, saying restoration work is underway to restore the service.
Several users took to other social sites to report outages and the situation also triggered funny reactions on Twitter and other platforms where WhatsApp is trending.
The instant communication app is one of the most famous texting platforms around the globe and is estimated to have more than 2 billion active users.
Last year, Facebook-owned platforms, including WhatsApp went down for nearly six hours while services were later restored.
Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).
In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.
On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.
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