The website showed that there were peak outages at around 6pm GMT, with messages not being sent of received, spurring users to take to Twitter to complain.
During the outage a WhatsApp spokesperson confirmed the issues in a statement to Express.co.uk, saying: "Earlier today, WhatsApp users globally had trouble accessing the app for about an hour".
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Thousands of users were left clueless when they found their favourite social network app, WhatsApp down due to a worldwide outage.
WhatsApp's outage report spiked on the Down Detector at around 11:30PM last night and appeared to last more than half an hour. As of now, the service has been fully restored. "We apologise for the inconvenience and are working to fix the issue as soon as possible".
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This California-based chatting platform - which Facebook Inc purchased for $19 billion in 2014 - is among the most popular messaging services in the world, with few issues reported compared to other similar apps.
Did WhatsApp go down for you on Thursday afternoon? You can also check the status in your country by simpling sending a message.
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