There was panic across the planet today after WhatsApp went down.

People were unable to send messages to one another as the service continued to say ‘connecting’ with the wheel of death showing for most people.

Immediately after checking with their friends to see if WhatsApp was out of action people went straight to Twitter to confirm whether it was true or not.

According to DownDetector there are problems across Europe but it appears as thought it could be a global problem.

People in Uganda, India, Singapore, Mozambique, Vietnam, and Iraq also reported that they could not access the service.

People are having to revert to their normal messaging services and Facebook as they struggle to cope with what is currently happening.