WhatsApp is down with users worldwide reporting problems connecting to the messaging platform.

In the past hour, users worldwide have stated that when they attempt to access WhatsApp, the application will sit there and display a continuous “Connecting…” message.

In BleepingComputer tests here in the USA, we confirmed the outage and are unable to connect to the messaging platform.

Outage site, DownDetector,  shows that this outage started around 3:45 PM EST with most users affected in Europe.

WhatsApp map

As you can see from the data points used for DownDetector’s WhatsApp outage reports, the number of reports quickly escalated to over