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People Panic As Whatsapp Goes Down For Millions On New Year's Eve

By Megan Cassidy

December 31, 2017 at 7:42pm

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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."

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