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WhatsApp is experiencing a worldwide outage that prevents thousands of users from chatting with friends

WhatsApp is DOWN! The Facebook-owned app is experiencing a worldwide outage that prevents thousands of users from chatting with friends

  • WhatsApp has dropped for tens of thousands of users around the world
  • Users report that they cannot connect to the app or send and receive messages
  • Problems started popping up on DownDetector around 4 p.m. ET Tuesday
  • It is a worldwide outage, but many reports come from South America and Europe

You may think your friends are ignoring you in WhatsApp, but the silence is due to a glitch.

The Facebook-owned app ran into problems around 4 p.m. ET and has plagued tens of thousands of users around the world.

Many users reported problems connecting to the platform along with sending or receiving messages and logging in.

The outage seems to torment America, Europe and parts of Asia, but reports are coming from all parts of the world.

WhatsApp experienced problems around 4 p.m. ET for tens of thousands of users around the world. Many users reported problems connecting to the platform along with sending or receiving messages and logging in

WhatsApp experienced problems around 4 p.m. ET for tens of thousands of users around the world. Many users reported problems connecting to the platform along with sending or receiving messages and logging in

According to DownDetector, a site that monitors website and online service outages, complaints began to show that WhatsApp was offline Tuesday afternoon.

And in about 30 minutes, more than 19,000 users shared their frustration on the site.

DailyMail.com has contacted Facebook for comment and has not yet received a response.

Problems first appeared in Europe and South America, but have invaded the United States, and many Americans said they were unable to make calls in the app.

Downdetector shows that many users are unable to resolve connection issues, followed by problems sending and receiving messages – only about three percent cannot login to the app.

WhatsApp is a cross-platform messaging and calling service from Facebook, which bought the technology in 2014.

The app, first released in 2009, has become a staple of chatting with friends and family – and not being able to use the app has caused insanity on Twitter.

Users who have technical issues flocked to the social media site to share their frustrations.

Many said they were unsure if their friends ignored them or if the app was not working.

Many users reported problems connecting to the platform along with sending or receiving messages and logging in

Many users reported problems connecting to the platform along with sending or receiving messages and logging in

Many users reported problems connecting to the platform along with sending or receiving messages and logging in

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