Try not to panic, but it seems as if WhatsApp is down
We’re sure it will only be a brief disruption to its services, but it appears as if messaging service WhatsApp went offline on Friday morning.
Users attempting to send messages have reported being greeted with a timer symbol rather than the ticks that indicate when a message has been sent or received and, naturally enough, people are freaking out.
— Mr. Fox Agency (@mrfoxagency) November 3, 2017
WhatsApp is down.
This is not a drill people.
You might have to just use normal texts now. pic.twitter.com/C31Xzld1Nc
— TFM News (@TFMRadioNews) November 3, 2017
As of 8.40 on Friday morning, WhatsApp has issued no statement identifying what the problem might be, but there was a large spike in incidents reported on Website Down detector, particularly in Europe and Asia.
Watch this space.