One of the world most popular messaging service WhatsApp now owned by Facebook Inc, experienced a major global outage on Wednesday that lasted for more than a few hours before being resolved.

According to Reuters WhatsApp was down in Canada, the United States and Brazil. All sort of users was affected who use the service on Apple Inc’s iOS operating system, Alphabet Inc’s Android and Microsoft Corp’s Windows mobile OS.

The company said “Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours. We have now fixed the issue and apologise for the inconvenience,” WhatsApp said in an email late Wednesday afternoon.

WhatsApp was down for about two and a half hours. Many users switched to rival system Telegram, which has picked up millions of customers. WhatsApp’s is used by more than 1.2 billion people around the world and is a key tool for communications and commerce in many countries.

Many took to Twitter to ask if others were facing connectivity issues as well:

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