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Chat app Telegram's meltdown today was literal – its data center cooling failed

Messaging conked out in North and Latin America

Messaging app Telegram went wobbly on Thursday as one of its North American data centers closed down due to melting servers.

The messaging service said on Twitter that the facility had been experiencing "massive overheating" problems after the cooling center in the building failed. This, in turn, resulted in communication breaking down for the North America and Latin America regions, though no stored data was ever at risk, apparently.

The issue was resolved a few hours later and by mid-afternoon US Eastern time, the service had largely been restored.

Earlier this year, the allegedly secure Telegram boasted that its service handles around 15 billion messages monthly from more than 100 million active users. ®

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