- WHATSAPP gets two-day ban in Brazil leaving millions unable to access the service
Now a judge in Sao Paulo has banned fans from using the app for 48-hours with immediate effect – telling the country’s mobile operators to stop the use of the popular messaging app.
It appears the WhatsApp ban has been ordered for failure to comply with a July court order in a criminal case.
According to the 24-hour Band News TV network, the case involves a drug trafficker who allegedly used the WhatsApp service in the commission of crimes.
The 48-hour WhatsApp ban has already led to a thousands of complaints from users angry they can’t access the app.
And it’s also causing a major headache for the Facebook owned service with rival app Telegram, reportedly gaining one million new Brazilian users in a single day.
WhatsApp has over 900 million users across the globe with over 93 million Brazilians using the service.