Global instant messaging service WhatsApp went down for around two hours last night, creating a blackout for its whopping 1,2-billion worldwide users.
While the company has not yet explained the fault, it told TechCrunch that the issue has in fact been fixed.
“Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours,” it told the site. “We have now fixed the issue and apologize for the inconvenience.”
A detailed statement has yet to be released, despite a bombardment of questions for the Facebook-owned service all over social media.
According to TechCrunch none of WhatsApp’s social media accounts seem to be very active at all, with the @wa_status account having last been updated more than three years ago, the last time it experienced a mass outage.
In better news for the company, however, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg yesterday confirmed that the app’s new WhatsApp Status feature – a Snapchat clone – now has 175-million daily users. That’s more than Snapchat itself.