WhatsApp returns after global outage

WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, suffered a global outage for about an hour on Sunday before the problem was fixed.

“WhatsApp users around the world experienced a brief outage today that has now been resolved”, a WhatsApp spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. The cause of the outage, about an hour long, was not immediately known.

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In India, its biggest market with about 200 million of its billion-plus users, the app was down just a few minutes past midnight into the new year. Users in other countries also complained of outages on social media, reports Reuters.

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