Facebook’s own messaging app WhatsApp saw an outage in India and around the world on Friday Thousands of users reported malfunctions in the popular end-to-end encrypted application

Many users also had to log into the popular photo sharing app Instagram, which is also owned by Facebook

Downdetector tracks outages by gathering status reports from a number of sources, including user-submitted errors on its platform. The outages can affect a larger number of users

According to Down Detector, which monitors and provides real-time status and failure information, users have been reporting since 2245:00 AM problems Most users (98 percent) reported problems connecting, sending, or receiving messages, and 2% of users reported logging in problems

Downdetector showed that there were more than 1.2 million incidents of people reporting problems with Instagram while over 23000 users reported problems with WhatsApp on the site

Both apps did not work at globalcom for at least half an hour, according to the downdetector on the outage tracking website, but the services of both social media apps were slowly restored

On various social media outlets, including Twitter, users have been reporting on the issues they faced with the popular cross-platform messaging application on Twitter, #whatsappdown was the top trending topic S

The instant messaging platform has been criticized worldwide due to the new privacy policy.The concerns that WhatsApp wanted to share data with its parent company Facebook led to various allegations on the platform WhatsApp, for its part, has claimed that messages on the platform are encrypted throughout and that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see the private messages on the WhatsApp platform

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