One Twitter fan said: "Will whatsapp refund me for being down"

While another added: " WhatsApp is down how will I communicate"

This isn't the first time WhatsApp has gone into meltdown as it also suffered issues on the busiest night of the year – New Years Eve!

IT'S DOWN: Down Detector is showing outages across Europe

Although WhatsApp is still the world's most popular messaging app it's facing stiff competition.

Rival Telegram recently announced its users can now edit messages after they've been sent and Google has just announced its new Allo service.

This new platform has a number of unique features over its rivals including the ability to offer responses tailored to individual users text messages and video content.

The Facebook-owned firm recently announced that users can now download an official Windows and Mac app to their desktop PC or laptop.

Confirming the news on their blog WhatsApp said: "Today we're introducing a desktop app so you have a new way to stay in touch anytime and anywhere - whether on your phone or computer at home or work."

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