Meta’s messaging app, Whatsapp suffered a global outage on Tuesday.
According to Downdetector.com, this was detected around 3:17 am. Downdetector helps to monitor outages across internet services.
It was reported that users had a problem sending and receiving messages. The number of people who experienced this was up to 11400.
Coming down to Nigeria, over 60 million internet users experienced issues with the messaging app. While 68% complained about sending a message via WhatsApp, 19% complained about server connections.
Some users also had issues with its functionality. The service was still not restored at 4:05 a.m. ET.
What WhatsApp Had to Say
Meta, its parent company has also confirmed the outage.
The messaging app assured users that its team of experts are working to restore the service to normal functionality.
WhatsApp has around 2 billion users in worthy countries such as Nigeria, India and Brazil.
When was it Introduced to Nigeria
WhatsApp was introduced in Nigeria on its 8th anniversary, February 24, 2017.
With its presence in Nigeria, it launched a new Status feature similar to Snapchat and Facebook.
It currently boasts of over 90 million users in Nigeria alone. This is asides its messaging platforms such as Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.
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