Smartphone users have gone into meltdown as Whatsapp has stopped working for millions of people, with just hours to go until the New Year's Eve countdown.
It had already been announced that Whatsapp would no longer work on BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2, Windows Phone 7 and iPhone 3GS/ iOS 6 from January 18.
Already, users in Ireland, the UK and countries including Barbados, India, Japan, Panama, South Africa, Spain, and Qatar have rushed to social media to report that they can no longer connect to the app.
One user wrote: "Messages won't deliver. Can't see when people have been online. This is my lifeline for my new year plans. I've had to go old school and text and ring people."
Whatsapp is down so there will be lots of drunk sliding in to people's dms tonight!(not by me, I flirt as well as Ross gellar!)
— robavfc (@burtmacklin316) December 31, 2017
What a great time for Whatsapp to stop working
— Megan Whitehead (@meganjpf) December 31, 2017
Whatsapp not working on New Years Eve, mobile networks won't know what's happening with all the SMS being sent at midnight #WhatsApp
— Gavin Mc Grath (@GavMcgrath) December 31, 2017
Y2K is coming, 18 years late! Whatsapp is down! pic.twitter.com/dwNjkYCIqp
— Blabba The Hutt (@blabbathehutt) December 31, 2017
— Adam (@AdamRoylance) December 31, 2017
WhatsApp not working ???????? pic.twitter.com/F7zZGy9MQa
— Andy (@andyl1001) December 31, 2017
#whatsapp being down on NYE sums up 2017
— Susan Nace (@indiecathero) December 31, 2017