SA users flock to Twitter as WhatsApp goes down - again

Johannesburg - Instant messaging app, WhatsApp has crashed for the second time in one month, upsetting scores of South African users. 

The web-based application is currently not allowing its users to send or receive messages.

Downdetector, a website which shows the status of applications like WhatsApp showed a spike in reports from South African users shortly before 21:00. 

The social networking app, owned by Facebook, which allows users to share images and videos, as well as make and receive video and voice calls, was reported to have experienced numerous issues from users around the world. 

The world’s most popular instant messenger experienced downtime in South Africa and in other countries across the world on November 3, when Downdetector saw over 7000 reports from South Africa alone.

Downdetector also reported that WhatsApp experienced problems on November 28.

WhatsApp came back online at around 21:20, although some users still reported downtime.

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