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WhatsApp outage reported globally with many unable to access the Meta-owned messaging service

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Dado Ruvic | Reuters

WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Facebook parent Meta, suffered a global outage on Tuesday.

Problems were first detected around 3:17 a.m. ET, according to Downdetector.com, which monitors outages across internet services.

Users reported problems with sending and receiving messages. Normal service on WhatsApp had still not been restored at around 4:05 a.m. ET.

WhatsApp was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC. The messaging service, which has around 2 billion users, is particularly popular in countries such as India and Brazil.

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