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WhatsApp users around the world reported issues with sending and receiving messages on the popular application.
Users started to report that they were experiencing problems with the application at around 3 a.m., according to Downdetector, which tracks outage reports.
Service started to return online around 5 a.m. ET on Tuesday.
"We know people had trouble sending messages on WhatsApp today. We have fixed the issue and apologise for any inconvenience," a spokesperson for WhatsApp parent company Meta Platforms told Reuters.
Earlier on Tuesday, a WhatsApp spokesperson said the company is aware that some people are struggling to send messages, and that it is working to restore service to users as quickly as possible.
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