May 3 WhatsApp suffered a widespread global
outage on Wednesday and was working to fix it as soon as
possible, the Facebook Inc messaging service said.
A spokesperson confirmed the outage in an email, but did not
specify the regions affected.
WhatsApp was down in parts of India, Canada, the United
States and Brazil, according to Reuters journalists, on Apple
Inc's iOS operating system, Alphabet Inc's
Android, and Microsoft Corp's Windows mobile OS.
WhatsApp's website was functioning normally.
WhatsApp status, a Snapchat-like photo-sharing feature, has
more than 175 million daily active users, Facebook said on its
earnings conference call earlier on Wednesday.
(Reporting by Sangameswaran S and Ismail Shakil in Bengaluru,
additional reporting by David Ingram in San Francisco; Editing
by Richard Chang)