Messaging service hits brief glitch

WhatsApp and Facebook didn't respond to emails seeking comment. Photo / AP
WhatsApp and Facebook didn't respond to emails seeking comment. Photo / AP

WhatsApp is starting to work again after the messaging app that Facebook is buying for US$19 billion had some technical trouble.

Associated Press reporters noticed yesterday that the app wasn't functioning but about 2 hours later Twitter users around the world began saying WhatsApp was working again.

WhatsApp and Facebook didn't respond to emails seeking comment, but the WhatsApp Status account on Twitter said service had been restored and apologised for the downtime.

Service outages are common for rapidly growing technology companies, and the WhatsApp Status account has tweeted about an outage about once a month going back through May.

- AP

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_n1 at 21 Apr 2014 09:33:48 Processing Time: 562ms