WhatsApp faces almost two hour-long disruption

WhatsApp is back after almost two hour-long outage. The service went down for users across several parts of the world. 

The instant messaging website is showed connection/server error.

Users reported that they are not able to make calls or send messages on the Facebook-owned messaging platform.

Some users in Bahrain also reported trouble while sending images and videos.

This is the biggest outage reported this year.

The last-longest disruption in WhatsApp services was reported on October 5, 2021. During that time Facebook family of apps went down including Instagram.

As per the Downdetector website, which tracks internet outages, users started reporting issues starting at 9.30 am and they peaked around 11.21 am.

Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from a number of sources including user-submitted errors on its platform.

The extent of the disruption is not known. 

What WhatsApp said

WhatsApp acknowledged the issue. “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble sending messages and we’re working to restore WhatsApp for everyone as quickly as possible,” a Meta spokesperson said.

It is not clear what caused the disruption. There is no statement on this so far from WhatsApp or parent company Meta (erstwhile Facebook) on this.



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