WhatsApp malfunction affects users worldwide

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MNA Science & Technology Desk: Social media app WhatsApp on Wednesday encountered an outage with users worldwide reporting problems accessing the service.

Issues with the Facebook-owned app, which is used by 1 billion people worldwide, included sending and receiving messages and logging in.

According to monitoring website Down Detector, hundreds of people complained about the outage from Malaysia to Spain, which appeared to have started on late Wednesday evening.

Some users took to Twitter, threatening they would migrate to rival messaging services because of the second outage in as many weeks.

Users in Germany and some other European countries also encountered the problem.

The affected users had posted the malfunction cases on social media. Many of them reported later the return to normal service, news agency reported.