If it hasn’t already, WhatsApp services are back online, and users should soon be able to use the app. WhatsApp is currently functional on WhatsApp Web, Android, and iOS apps. Although some users claim that services on WhatsApp Web are still not functioning, your phone app should be functional.
Many people use WhatsApp, a well-known messaging service owned by Meta, to send rapid texts, but earlier today, the programme experienced a significant outage that lasted for about two hours. This prevented millions of WhatsApp users from sending or receiving messages globally.
Both private and group chats were affected by the outage, according to Indianexpress.com. The outage monitoring service DownDetector revealed that numerous customers across various areas were experiencing problems with WhatsApp.
Many people use WhatsApp Web, the app’s web client, on their desktops and laptops, and its services were also affected by the outage. However, they have since been restored. Anyone attempting to use the client during the outage was presented with the following error.
Since the broader Meta outage on October 5 that affected millions of users over the course of many hours before the services were restored, this was WhatsApp’s first significant outage.
One of the most pervasive and persistent issues with WhatsApp, a voice calling and instant messaging programme from Facebook used by over 2 billion individuals and millions of companies worldwide, has been resolved as Meta puts out a fix.
User complaints indicate that the outage started about 12.20 AM PT and lasted for more than an hour and a half. What caused the outage was not disclosed by WhatsApp.
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Users are unable to alter their profile information or privacy settings, send or receive new messages, or join up for WhatsApp, they claimed. Over 80,000 user complaints about the bug were made to DownDetector, a web site that monitors service performance, in the course of one hour.
According to WaBetaInfo, a well-known tracking service for WhatsApp, the problem is “server-side,” thus it can’t be resolved until Meta fixes it remotely.
“We’re aware that some people are now having problems sending messages, and we’re working to restore WhatsApp for everyone as quickly as possible,” a Meta spokeswoman said in a statement to TechCrunch.
WhatsApp has developed into an essential part of infrastructure in many areas, used by government officials, telecom service providers, and, of course, billions of people. By 2020, the service had a utilisation rate of more than 100 billion messages transmitted daily, which was an industry-leading number.
As of the beginning of 2016, 60 billion messages per day were sent using Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp combined. Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, stated in May 2020 that iMessage and FaceTime were experiencing record usage, but he did not provide any numbers. When Apple shared the data the prior time, it lagged well behind WhatsApp usage at the time (podcast). WeChat, which has more than 1 billion users overall, is also falling behind in terms of daily message volume.
The parent company of WhatsApp, Meta, acknowledged the issue and announced earlier today that a fix was being developed. A Meta representative told indianexpress.com, “We’re aware that some users are now having problems sending messages, and we’re working to restore WhatsApp for everyone as quickly as possible.” The reason for the outage is yet unclear, but once Meta or WhatsApp release additional details, we should know more.