WhatsApp back after worldwide outage

  • WhatsApp back after worldwide outage

WhatsApp back after worldwide outage

Millions of people across the globe experienced problems connecting to the widely used instant messaging chat app, WhatsApp, for a period of about 30 minutes on Friday 3.

WhatsApp was down for users in India for a short while as users were not able to send or receive messages.

The Web extension of the messaging app allows users to scan a code on their device through their Whatsapp app and have access to the messaging service on a desktop.

According to the site, problems with the chat app occurred around 8am this morning, with hundreds of people reporting issues with the app. "Everything seems so modern", Twitter user "innocent drinks" wrote in a post, which was retweeted more than 450 times in two hours. Also, remember that the feature will not work if the other person is not on the latest version of WhatsApp; in this case, recipients may see the message before it's deleted or if deletion was not successful. "We are working on it and hope to restore functionality shortly".

WhatsApp today released a brief statement, confirming the outage's global scale after the situation was resolved.

This will be the third big WhatsApp outage this year.

"We have now fixed the issue and apologise for the inconvenience".

Users took to social media to celebrate the news.

The downdetector.in outage map suggests that the whole of Europe, large swathes of south India and parts of Asia including Malaysia and Indonesia are affected.