WhatsApp service crashes temporarily in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Facebook-owned smartphone messaging service WhatsApp resumed after temporarily crashing in Pakistan on Wednesday.

Thousands of users across the country were unable to connect to WhatsApp on both Android and iOS. People were unable to respond to existing chats, start new ones or use the messaging app’s WhatsApp web service.

When an existing chat was opened, the name of the person or group was replaced with a spinning wheel and the word ‘connecting.’ While attempting to use change the privacy settings, the service generated an error message that said: “WhatsApp was not able to retrieve current privacy settings. Please try again later.”

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