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WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Facebook moms and dad Meta, suffered an international blackout on Tuesday.

Problems were very first spotted around 3: 17 a.m. ET, according toDowndetector com, which keeps an eye on blackouts throughout web services.

Users reported issues with sending out and getting messages. Normal service on WhatsApp had actually seemed brought back at around 5 a.m. ET.

“We know people had trouble sending messages on WhatsApp today. We’ve fixed the issue and apologise for any inconvenience,” a Meta representative informed CNBC.

WhatsApp Web, the web web browser variation of the messaging service, which formerly stopped working to load, was likewise working when evaluated by CNBC.

Meta had actually verified previously on Tuesday there were problems with WhatsApp.

“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble sending messages and we’re working to restore WhatsApp for everyone as quickly as possible,” a Meta representative stated.

WhatsApp, which has around 2 billion users, is especially popular in nations such as India and Brazil.

Users throughout the world from the U.K. to India and Turkey reported blackouts on Tuesday.

It’s not the very first problem for a Meta- owned platform this year. In August, Facebook users reported an issue where their Feed was spammed with messages from other individuals that were at first made on star pages.

Other tech business have actually likewise dealt with technical issues this year. In August, Google’s online search engine was quickly down. And in July, Twitter suffered an interruption.