Judging by the reports on the site, the issue seems to have started only about half an hour ago, at 9pm; over a span of 10 minutes, there were over 18,000 reports about an outage of WhatsApp. In recent times, we’ve seen multiple outages like this due to CDN issues, with Akamai and Fastly being the two most recent incidents; most recently in July an outage took out a host of services, ranging from Zomato, to Disney+ Hotstar, PSN, Steam, Paytm and more.
However, given that the problem seems most acute with Facebook services, it might be an issue that the social media giant is facing instead. We will update this article as more details emerge.
Facebook has not given any details about the outage at this point, but did tweet acknowledging the issue, and say that it is looking into the matter.
This is a developing article.