WhatsApp services restored after major outage
The WhatsApp services have been brought back online, and the app, if it hasn’t already, should begin functioning normally for users very shortly. The WhatsApp mobile applications for Android and iOS, in addition to WhatsApp Web, are now operational. Take note that some users have reported that some services are still not working on WhatsApp Web, but the app that you have on your phone should be operational. This morning, the popular instant messaging and communication service WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta and is used by many people for speedy texting, experienced a significant outage when the program was unavailable for about two hours. The outage meant that millions of WhatsApp users around the world couldn’t send or receive messages.
The outage had an effect on both individual conversations and group discussions. The downtime monitoring website DownDetector also revealed that WhatsApp was inaccessible to a large number of users located in a variety of countries. The WhatsApp Web client, which is used by many people on their desktop computers and laptops, was also affected by the outage. However, services for the WhatsApp Web client have now been fully restored. When the client wasn’t available, everyone who tried to use it got a “connectivity error.”
This was WhatsApp’s first big outage since the broader Meta outage on October 5, which took down WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook together. The disruption lasted for several hours and affected millions of users before the services were brought back online. The parent company of WhatsApp, Meta, issued a statement earlier today acknowledging the outage and stating that it was working on a solution to the problem. A spokeswoman for Meta told indianexpress.com, “We are aware that some customers are having trouble sending messages, and we are working to get WhatsApp back up and running for everyone as soon as possible.”
We do not yet know what caused the downtime, but as soon as Meta or WhatsApp releases any information on the subject, we will provide more details. A spokeswoman for WhatsApp stated that the company was aware that some users were experiencing problems sending messages, that the problem has been rectified, and that the company apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused. In 2014, WhatsApp was acquired by Meta, which was once known as Facebook. Many people in countries other than the United States make regular use of Facebook as a means of communication, which contributes to its enormous popularity.