WhatsApp back online after worldwide blackout of ‘a couple of hours’

WhatsApp, a well-known messaging application claimed by Facebook Inc (FB.O), endured a far-reaching worldwide blackout on Wednesday that went on for a few hours before being settled, the organization said.

“Prior today, WhatsApp clients in all parts of the world were not able get to WhatsApp for a couple of hours. We have now settled the issue and apologize for the burden,” WhatsApp said in an email late Wednesday evening.

WhatsApp was down in parts of India, Canada, the Unified States and Brazil, as indicated by Reuters writers. It influenced individuals who utilize the offerings on Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) IOS working framework, Letters in order Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Android and Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) Windows portable OS.

In Brazil, where the expert class depends vigorously on the informing service, WhatsApp was down for around more than two hours. Numerous clients changed to adversary framework Message, which has grabbed a huge number of clients in Brazil after two past WhatsApp blackouts coming about because of court requests.

WhatsApp’s is utilized by more than 1.2 billion individuals around the globe and is a key device for interchanges and trade in numerous nations. The administration was procured by Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion.