WhatsApp down globally, over 200,000 users affected

According to website monitoring platform, WhatsApp went down, affecting more than 200,000 users worldwide.

According to reports, WhatsApp went down around 4 p.m. ET on July 19th. WhatsApp then took to Twitter to inform users of the connection failure.

"We're working quickly to resolve connectivity issues with WhatsApp and we'll update you here as soon as possible. "

As of 4:30 p.m. ET, more than 40,000 users in the U.S. were experiencing service issues, with 59 percent experiencing problems sending messages and 37 percent reporting issues with the app itself.

Meanwhile, more than 175,000 users in the U.K. also reported platform usage issues at the peak, with largely similar outages. Another 16% of UK users reported problems receiving messages.

As of 5:30 p.m. ET, the number of users experiencing issues had dropped to about 1,500 in the U.K. and 500 in the U.S.

WhatApp has since posted that it is now back up and running normally.