Telegram outage reported worldwide, thousands affected

By Channel NewsAsia

Singapore – Users of popular messaging service Telegram reported outages worldwide today (Jan. 17).

The outage began at about 9. 15 p.m. in Thailand (10.15 p.m. in Singapore).

According to user-submitted reports to, the service appeared to be down in various countries, including Indonesia, India, Australia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, the United Arab Emirates, Germany and the United States.

As of 10 p.m. in Thailand, more than 7,000 instances of outages were reported, with users tweeting that their messages were not being sent via the app.

Users also posted screenshots of the app displaying an “Updating” message .


Top: The Telegram app icon. Photo: AFP and published by CNA

Below: A screengrab of the website displaying Telegram outage reports at about 10 p.m. in Thailand on Jan. 17, 2022.

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