Telegram not working? Messaging service hit by massive outage
Is your Telegram app not working? Well, find solace in the fact that you’re not alone. A very large number of users from around the world are taking to platforms like Twitter to share that the popular messaging service is down for them.
While some say the mobile app is not working, others say the service is down regardless of the platform you access it from, including desktop. Following is a collection of some user tweets that should give a good idea of what’s going on:
Is anyone else having an issue with Telegram? I think its down
— Suppie the Vulpix (@Suppiewolf) August 31, 2018
@telegram Telegram is down? Not able to send or receive messages just keeps showing 'connecting'
— Imran Sharief (@drshariefimran) August 31, 2018
yes same issue
— Chirag Agarwal (@chirudlonely) August 31, 2018
The app is working terrible lately, I don't receive the notifications until I open it. What is the problem? I need to fix these problems ASAP. @telegram
— Jorge Gamboa (@GeorgePancho19) August 31, 2018
@telegram You are down again! Wake up!
— nima (@nima205205) August 31, 2018
@telegram down ;_;
— Yogesh Gosavi (@Yogesh_gosavi_) August 31, 2018
Users are also discussing the outage on Reddit:
The above tweets/reports are from the past hour. As of writing this story though, there were some tweets that said the service is back up and working. This indicates that the worst might be over and the Telegram outage could be over for users around the world within next hour or so.
Let us know if that doesn’t happen. Drop a comment if the service remains down for a significant amount of time. We’ll update the story accordingly.
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