Inside WhatsApp technical difficulties

Ssome of the App's users in SA could not connect to the app from about 11pm last night.

The instant messaging WhatsApp crashed yesterday and left some users devastated.

The Facebook-owned instant messaging app was reported to have gone down on Wednesday evening.  The problems started at about 9pm when users said they could not send, receive or load conversations on their WhatsApp.

Different parts of the world were affected by this problem, and the UK  was reported to be the first,  but it was later reported in the US, South America and Asia, according to web service monitoring site Down Detector. By 11.20pm many reported being able to access the service once again.

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Whereas in South Africa, some of the App’s users could not connect to the app from about 11pm. It seemed there was a problem with the connectivity. By 12.30am on Thursday morning, users were able to send WhatsApp messages again.

Even though the CEO of the app has not commented on the cause of the problem, there have been speculations that the cause of the issues might be could be influenced by timezones.

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