WhatsApp is down, users reporting worldwide outage

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 25,000 reports.

WhatsApp outage reports
WhatsApp outage reports

At this time, WhatsApp has not provided any status updates or information as to what is wrong.

We will update this story with information as it becomes available.

Update 7/14/20 06:05 PM EST: WhatsApp is back up and running, with no indication from the company as to what happened.


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