WhatsApp messaging service returns after global outage

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Instant messaging giant WhatsApp's website explains the meaning of the new double blue ticks, following it's lates upgrade.

Instant messaging giant WhatsApp's website explains the meaning of the new double blue ticks, following it's lates upgrade.

WEB_PHOTO_WHATSAPP_07112014

Instant messaging giant WhatsApp's website explains the meaning of the new double blue ticks, following it's lates upgrade.

Instant messaging giant WhatsApp's website explains the meaning of the new double blue ticks, following it's lates upgrade.

NEW YORK –  WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, suffered a global outage for about an hour on Sunday before the problem was fixed.

"WhatsApp users around the world experienced a brief outage today that has now been resolved", a WhatsApp spokeswoman said in an emailed statement. The cause of the outage, about an hour long, was not immediately known.

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In India, its biggest market with about 200 million of its billion-plus users, the app was down just a few minutes past midnight into the new year.

Users in other countries also complained of outages on social media.