WhatsApp is back up and running after suffering an outage that affected users around the world for hours.
Users of the messaging service were frustrated by the fact that none of WhatsApp’s main social media channels were being used to keep them updated. WhatsApp’s dedicated Twitter account for status reports had not been updated in more than three years.
The messaging service confirmed in an official statement that the service had been inaccessible but did not explain why.
“Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours. We have now fixed the issue and apologize for the inconvenience,” said a WhatsApp spokesperson in an email.