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WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook are dealing with outages

Illustration of the WhatsApp bubble logo on a dark blue background
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

WhatsApp went down worldwide on Wednesday afternoon, impacting the 2 billion users of the messaging service. Users started experiencing issues connecting to WhatsApp in multiple countries just after 2PM ET today, with the service stuck on “connecting” for many.

Users can still send messages, but they can’t be delivered until WhatsApp comes back online.

A status page for Meta’s business APIs was updated to note an outage impacting service on the APIs for connecting to WhatsApp, Messenger, and Instagram starting at 2:10PM ET.

As of 4PM ET, the issues seemed to be resolved for most of us in the US; however some are still having problems connecting to WhatsApp. The Verge contacted Meta about the issues, but we have not received a response…

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