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WhatsApp Crashes Temporarily, Over A Billion Users Affected: Report

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NEW DELHI: Twitterverse went into a tizzy late on Tuesday when the popular messaging application WhatsApp broke down, much to the dismay of users worldwide.

"When you clear the data, cache, restart your phone, uninstall & reinstall the app but #WhatsApp is still down," a Twitter user posted on Tuesday (local time).

Many of the over 1.5 billion users, both on Android and iOS, were unable to log into their app on Tuesday, according to news agency ANI. The reason behind the snag is yet to be announced by the company.

Moreover, the outage comes just a few hours after the messenger announced that it would be curbing the number of forwards for users worldwide - a policy which was already in place for India. The move is aimed at limiting hoaxes and rumours that lead to violence.

This is not the first time that the messaging app has stopped working. WhatsApp users faced the similar issue twice in 2017 as well.