WhatsApp is DOWN

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  • The Facebook-owned mobile phone app crashed this morning and mainly affected people in the south of England and parts of Western Europe 
  • There’s also isolated issues in India, Singapore, Mozambique, Vietnam, and Iraq
  • Problems with service occurred at 8am but its not clear what caused outage
  • Many users took to Twitter to express their frustration with hilarious memes 

Anthony Joseph for MailOnline

Millions of users have been left frustrated as WhatsApp suffered a Europe-wide outage.

The Facebook-owned mobile phone app crashed this morning and mainly affected people in the south of England and Western Europe for around two hours. 

According to DownDetector there were problems across Europe, with isolated issues in India, Singapore, Mozambique, Vietnam, and Iraq

Users took to Twitter to – firstly, to find out if others were experiencing the same problem – to express their frustration, with some using hilarious memes. 

The Facebook-owned mobile phone app crashed this morning and is mainly affecting people in the south of England and Western Europe. Pictured is an outage map from 9am today

The Facebook-owned mobile phone app crashed this morning and is mainly affecting people in the south of England and Western Europe. Pictured is an outage map from 9am today

The Facebook-owned mobile phone app crashed this morning and is mainly affecting people in the south of England and Western Europe. Pictured is an outage map from 9am today

One user tweeted: ‘WhatsApp is down. I’m cool. I’m cool’ with a meme saying ‘We’re all gonna die.’

Arian said: ‘WhatsApp is down and everybody is freaking out.’ 

Crazy Citizen posted: ‘When other apps are working and WhatsApp isn’t you restart phone, off and on data, before coming to Twitter to confirm.’ 

Problems with service occurred around 8am, with 60 per cent of affected customers reporting issues connecting to it.

A further 25 per cent report issues receiving messages and 14 per cent are struggling to login. 

Some users reported that the app was back up and running for them around 9.15am.

Millions of users have been left frustrated as WhatsApp experiences a Europe-wide outage

Millions of users have been left frustrated as WhatsApp experiences a Europe-wide outage

Millions of users have been left frustrated as WhatsApp experiences a Europe-wide outage

It is unclear what caused the service to crash, as WhatsApp and Facebook have not revealed any information on the outage.

MailOnline has today contacted WhatsApp for comment.  

Last week WhatsApp hit the headlines as it introduced a new ‘delete for everyone’ feature, allowing users to unsend an embarrassing message within seven minutes of sending it.

The feature is currently rolling out to users on Android and iOS, although it is unclear how widespread and quickly the launch will take place.