WhatsApp users are experiencing New Year's Eve outages

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GETTY OUTRAGE Users across the world have flagged the issue on Twitter

WhatsApp Messenger is a cross platform mobile messaging app for smart phones such as the iPhone, Android phones, Windows Mobile or Blackberry. Down Detector showed that the majority of service problems are concentrated in England, the Netherlands, and other parts of central Europe.

Another said: 'Anyone else experiencing a whatsapp crash? i guess too many new year messages'. "We apologize for the inconvenience", a WhatsApp spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email.

WhatsApp went down in several parts of the world today including parts of Europe, Asia, and South America.

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 reportedly resolved the issue within a few hours. Downdetector.co.uk shows the issue has spread across the globe, with users in the United Kingdom and Europe worst off.

Update: After being down for an hour, the instant messenger gets back online making it easier for everyone to wish their friends and family a Happy New Year.

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

Service issues aside, 2017 has been a pretty good year for WhatsApp. Users were having trouble connecting to the app and sending messages.

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