Following a global report of WhatsApp users facing challenges with their WhatsApp application on their phones.
WhatsApp is now trending on Twitter, with more than 492,000 tweets about the outage as at the time we monitored. 7th July 2020 8:30 GMT.
Some Twitter users have shared funny memes expressing their shock at the outage alongside the hashtag #whatsappdown.
The service also went down last month, when thousands of users reported issues.
According to independent monitor Down Detector, a huge spike of problems was recorded shortly before 5pm.
The majority of these are around the last seen feature, while 24% said they are having connection problems.
Users said they cannot see when their contacts were last online, and are unable to adjust their security settings.
A map on the Down Detector website says that issues are being reported around the world, but with Europe appearing to be the epicentre.
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