WhatsApp users across the country were unable to send New Year’s messages to their friends and family after the messaging app crashed. According to Down Detector’s outage map the technical difficulties affected millions of people across Europe, India, Malaysia, the US, Brazil, Japan, Panama, South Africa and Qatar. In the UK the website claimed users were unable to send messages since 6.42pm, but the service returned just before 8pm. With just hours to go until Britain sees in the New Year, people took to social media panicked the crash would affect their 2018 celebrations.
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