WhatsApp apologises after service outage

Facebook's new acquisition, WhatsApp, went down for more than two hours on Saturday evening. The social networking app apologised, blaming 'server issues' and said the problem was restored, though some users continued to report problems.

WhatsApp users complain service is still down

Some WhatsApp users are apparently still experiencing problems with the instant messaging service, following a message posted from its official Twitter account to say that problems had been resolved after a two-hour outage.

Read: WhatsApp: We are so sorry for the downtime

Many were blaming the problems on the app being newly acquired by Facebook, which bought WhatsApp for $16 billion (£9.58 billion) on Wednesday.

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@wa_status looks like whatsapp is still down. It did worked for 10 minutes....

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WhatsApp sucks...still down. You made it like this Mark Suckerbug.

Read: WhatsApp users tweet about outage

WhatsApp users tweet about outage

WhatsApp took to Twitter to complain about the problems with the instant messaging service, while others joked that the app's recent multi-billion dollar deal with Facebook was behind the two-hour outage.

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#WhatsAppDown ... So now that #Whatsapp isn't working I've actually talked to my family, they seem like nice people

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WhatsApp undergoes some downtime, as founders are too busy counting out their Facebook billions one bill at a time

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Anyone else's whatsapp stopped working? Mine, @xsophielee and @samueldaley93 won't connect?!

Read: Whatsapp apologises after two hour outage

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WhatsApp apologises after cutting out for two hours

Social media giant Facebook was left embarrassed after its new $16 billion (£9.58 billion) acquisition, WhatsApp, went down for more than two hours.

WhatsApp, went down for more than two hours. Credit: PA

The team behind the instant messaging app, which was snapped up by Facebook on Wednesday, apologised to its more than more than 450 million monthly global users after suffering "server issues".

The highly popular mobile phone applications's chat conversations showed a loading asterisk and the alert "Connecting..." while the problems persisted.

Read: A look at Facebook's £11 billion WhatsApp valuation