• WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook, 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 was not immediately known.
  • 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 including Pakistan also complained of outages on social media.