On Wednesday night, Whatsapp went out of service in nearly all parts of the world, in what was described as a "global outage," leaving 1.2 billion members unable to access the instant messaging platform. 

"Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours. We have now fixed the issue and apologize for the inconvenience," a WhatsApp spokesperson told Business Insider.

The spokesperson explained that the outage was caused by Whatsapp itself and not an external source, but added that it was not possible to confirm if every single user was affected. 

Of course, Arabs couldn't help but go into a total meltdown without Whatsapp in their lives ... and it was pretty hilarious. 

Forget Winter, #WhatsappDown is coming!

Spam alert!

Checking Twitter ... just to see if Whatsapp is down

"Am I the only one who slept early and had no idea what happened?"

Others were awake but didn't feel the difference for a completely different reason

Forever alone

And then some had to deal with their friends ... who lacked #logic

"When Whatsapp is down and everyone is online on Facebook"

Some enjoyed watching others burn

Others were just flat-out annoyed

Some used this as an opportunity to bring MSN back to life

Others took extreme measures ... before realizing it was actually a Whatsapp issue

"Bala drama please"

Speaking of drama ... celebrations went through the roof when Whatsapp finally returned!

It's back, it's alive and it's better than ever ... for now.