WhatsApp has been hit by a major outage, stopping millions of people from using it around the world.
People couldn’t send or receive messages using the Facebook-owned app, apparently because of a server problem. Service appears now to be gradually being restored.
The app didn’t initially look broken, with chats and contacts able to load. But once a user was into a chat, the app just showed a “connecting” message that never resolves itself, and so new messages couldn’t be sent or receive.