Meta-owned WhatsApp experienced service outages on Tuesday with people reporting problems in a number of countries, including India, Singapore, the UK and the US.

At about 3:17 a.m. ET on Tuesday, the Down Detector reporting site showed a surge of complaint messages highlighting problems sending and receiving messages or connecting to the server. In India, more than 28,000 people have reported problems, while in the UK, more than 68,000 have filed reports on the website. DownDetector tracks crashes by combining status reports from user-submitted reports on its website as well as from other sources, including Twitter.

“We know that some people are currently having trouble sending messages, and we’re working to get WhatsApp back up and running for everyone as soon as possible,” a Meta spokesperson told CNET in an email.

WhatsApp is one of the world’s most popular messaging apps with more than a billion users worldwide. ​​​​​​While WhatsApp outages are not a common occurrence, they tend to have repercussions around the world.

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