WhatsApp is down in parts of Brazil, Europe, and the U.S.

WhatsApp appears to have stopped working for users around the world as the chat app currently appears to be unable to send or receive messages.

Users are reportedly experiencing the worst outages in parts of western Europe, southern Brazil, and in the eastern United States, according to website DownDetector.com.

Above: Outage map as of 8:40 a.m.

Reports of outages began around 8 a.m. Pacific Time.

VentureBeat has reached out to WhatsApp for comment. This story will be updated if we hear back or get more information about the cause or resolution of the outage.

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