WHATSAPP has been down for at least two hours days after it was bought by Facebook, it has been claimed this evening.
Twitter users first posted their frustration around 7pm this evening after opening the messaging service and seeing it fail to connect to servers.
Two days ago the app available for Apple iPhones, Blackberrys and Android devices was bought by Facebook for $19 billion (£11.4bn).
WhatsApp took to Twitter around 8.15pm to confirm that the service is experiencing problems and they are working to fix the issues.
The WhatsApp Status account tweeted: “Sorry we currently experiencing server issues. we hope to be back up and recovered shortly.”
Tech website BGR India reported that a WhatsApp spokesperson they spoke to did not give them a timeframe for how long it would take to fix the hitch.
WhatsApp users came in droves to Twitter to tweet about not being able to access the service with many joking about how soon it came after the Facebook acquisition.
Twitter user The Craft posted: “Facebook buys WhatsApp. WhatsApp stops working. FAB.”
Sophie Thompson tweeted: “Its like Facebook bought Whatsapp and purposely stopped it from working so everyone would resort back to group messages on Facebook instead”.
Tweeter Liat added: “Facebook is in a relationship with WhatsApp and it’s complicated”.
On Thursday Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg hailed the acquisition of WhatsApp and said the service was on track for one billion users worldwide.
Speaking about WhatsApp, Mr Zuckerberg said: “No one in the history of the world has ever done something like this.”