WhatsApp messenger hit by temporary outage; Facebook investigating

Nov 04, 2017, 00:31
WhatsApp messenger hit by temporary outage; Facebook investigating

Due to a server problem resulting in the breakdown of the app, people are unable to send or receive messages. There has been no statement yet from WhatsApp on why the outage occurred. The app is widely used around the world and has become a preferred source of messaging by most people. Some even said their privacy settings can not be updated.

According to DownDetector, a website that provides realtime overviews of Internet and mobile services, Whatsapp is down across Europe.

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"Earlier today, WhatsApp users globally had trouble accessing the app for about an hour". Disbelief morphed into extreme mirth as social media exploded in jokes, mostly at WhatsApp's expense.

Thousands of users were forced to switch to other social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to either report or complain about the glitch.

"RT if you came to Twitter to check whether #WhatsApp is down", says one user on Twitter. Apparently there had been an hour-long outage worldwide. The magazine quoted a WhatsApp spokesperson saying, "We are aware of the issue and working to resolve it".

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This is not the first time that WhatsApp faced a global outage.

The Facebook-owned app was restored by 11:15 and had been down since just after 10:00 on Friday morning.

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