WhatsApp Messenger went offline, due to a major outage, stopping millions of people from using it around the world. I guess its a server issue, cos my tests showed that the app couldn’t connect to the servers during the period- It had a down time. WhatsApp has steadily added a number of new features over the last year, including support for GIFs and FaceTime-style video calls. Let’s remember that this is not the first worldwide outage that WhatsApp has suffered this year; there was one in May!
People couldn’t send or receive messages using the Facebook-owned app, apparently because of a server problem. Service appears now to be gradually being restored. Whatsapp is down for over a thousand of users in Britain right now, with reports increasing by the second that the app is broken. Independent website DownDetector, which tracks social comments around a certain topic to monitor outages across the globe, shows over a thousand WhatsApp customers reporting issues using the app.
According to the site, problems with the chat app occurred around 8am today morning, with hundreds of people reporting issues with the app.
DownDetector says that 51 per cent of customers are having issue connecting to it. A further 29 per cent report issues receiving messages and 19 per cent are struggling to login; The app didn’t initially look broken, with chats and contacts able to load.
This graph shows the outage occurred at about 8am with thousands of users reporting problems with the app.
Luisa Zissman asked her thousands of followers: “Anyone else #whatsapp down? Or just me? RT if your not working too.” She has received dozens of comments and hundreds of retweets to that effect!
Speaking at the time, a spokesperson for the company said: “Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours.”We have now fixed the issue and apologise for the inconvenience.”