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WhatsApp messaging service returns after global outage

DECCAN CHRONICLE / REUTERS
Published Jan 1, 2018, 3:36 pm IST
Updated Jan 1, 2018, 3:36 pm IST
In India, WhatsApp is the biggest market with about 200 million of its billion-plus users.
On December 29, WhatsApp accidentally rolled out the 'Reply Privately' feature in a beta update for Windows Phone that lets users send a private message to a user in a group without anyone else knowing about it.
 On December 29, WhatsApp accidentally rolled out the 'Reply Privately' feature in a beta update for Windows Phone that lets users send a private message to a user in a group without anyone else knowing about it.

WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook, suffered a global outage for about an hour on Sunday before the problem was fixed.

“WhatsApp users around the world experienced a brief outage today that has now been resolved,” a WhatsApp spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. The cause of the outage, about an hour long, was not immediately known.

 

In India, its biggest market with about 200 million of its billion-plus users, the app was down just a few minutes past midnight into the New Year. Users in other countries also complained of outages on social media.

On December 29, WhatsApp accidentally rolled out the 'Reply Privately' feature in a beta update for Windows Phone that lets users send a private message to a user in a group without anyone else knowing about it.

Earlier this month, WABetaInfo leaked the details of the features that WhatsApp was developing for web and desktop, including tap to unblock and a picture-in-picture (PIP) mode. The PiP feature enables users to multitask while taking a video call.

 

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