WhatsApp is down in a major outage affecting the app. The service started experiencing issues at around 10 am.
Users kept seeing the “connecting” messaging – as if it can’t connect to the internet.
WhatsApp’s parent company Meta hasn’t issued a comment on the problems yet. The outage appears to be not only in Lebanon but affecting users globally.
This is the first major WhatsApp outage since the service went down as part of a massive outage that also took down Instagram, Messenger, Oculus, and Facebook last year. It took the company nearly six hours before it was able to resolve the issue.
At the time of publishing this, the app began to slowly recover from the outage.