Hundreds of thousands of users World wide were unable to send messages or receive chats for a couple hours on New Year's Eve.
The main problem appeared to be that the app couldn't connect to the internet, even if the user had a working mobile or Wi-Fi connection. But don't be so fast to blame your internet service provider. It appears, according to MailOnline, "the service went down at 16.28 GMT (11.28 ET) and resurfaced around 45 minutes later - only to crash again minutes later."
The Twitter post below expressed some of the panic between parents and their children.
While the messaging app company worked at restoring 100% service to all users, it made us think of an alternative messaging app for parents. Roo Kids, is described by it's creators as the "WhatsApp for Kids," and gives critical control to parents.
If you give Roo Kids a try, let us know what your thoughts about the app by commenting below.
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