Many users are reporting a widespread malfunction on WhatsApp Web, the desktop browser version of Meta's popular messaging app WhatsApp. Reports of the malfunction began late Wednesday evening.

Attempts to connect to WhatsApp by desktop browser are met with a pop-up message saying, "Something went wrong while displaying this web page."

The mobile version of the application works as usual. Users report that the malfunction can be circumvented by using an add-on app.

Reuters reported that last Friday, more than 12,000 users encountered access problems to Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram.