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WhatsApp suffers outage on New Year’s Eve, traditionally its busiest day 

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 10:05 GMT, Jan 1, 2016 |
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Users across the world reported issues connecting to WhatsApp on New Year’s Eve, with services impacted for several hours before normalcy were restored.

“Earlier today, some people had trouble accessing WhatsApp. We investigated the problem and have restored access for everyone.

We apologize for the inconvenience and wish everyone a happy new year,” a WhatsApp spokesperson told Gadgets 360.

Earlier, users took to Twitter to complaint about problems connecting to WhatsApp. The messaging and voice calling client seemed to be having issues sending and receiving messages on both Android and iOS.

Gadgets 360 was able to independently confirm the issue. DownDetector, a real time services outage monitor, also reported multiple issues.