Updated: July 15, 2020 10:52:27 am
WhatsApp once again suffered an outage in India and worldwide in the early hours of Wednesday. Users complained that they were unable to send or receive messages. Some users also said that they failed to even log in to the WhatsApp app on both Android as well as iOS. The issues are now fixed and the messaging platform is working fine.
According to DownDetector, the issues started hitting users around 1:30 AM on Wednesday. Users across India, Sri Lanka, Peru, London, New Delhi, New York, Brazi, Netherlands, Germany, Egypt, Columbia, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Romania, Trinidad & Tobago, Ireland, among others complained about facing issues on WhatsApp.
Soon after the service went down users took to Twitter to complain about it. Hashtags like #WhatsApp and #WhatsAppDown started trending on Twitter. Users also started posting memes on the platform about WhatsApp service going down so frequently.
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According to DownDetector, 58 per cent WhatsApp users complained of connection issue, meaning these users were not able to use the platform at all or even open the app. 38 per cent users complained of issues related to sending and receiving messages while 3 per cent users said they were unable to log in to the messaging platform.
This isn’t the first time that WhatsApp has been down in the country. The Facebook-owned messaging platform didn’t issue any statement on the outage as of yet.
The rise in usage could have caused the service to go down.
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