Users of messaging app WhatsApp from Bangladesh and several other countries on Tuesday reported problems with the app’s text-sending and receiving capabilities – suggesting that the app was experiencing a bug.
According to Downdetector, a website that measures online outages throughout the world, the number of people reporting the outage of WhatsApp had sharply increased.
The United Kingdom, Indian and UAE media outlets also reported that the messaging app was down for users there.
UK-based Sky News reported that WhatsApp had gone down for users across the UK, with tens of thousands of people reporting being unable to send or receive messages.
The Indian Express reported that WhatsApp users in India were currently unable to send and receive messages.
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross platform mobile messaging app for smartphone users.
Whatsapp allows users to send and receive messages, photos, and other information and is considered an alternative to text messages or SMS.