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WhatsApp Outage: WhatsApp services restored after major outage

WhatsApp Outage: WhatsApp was down earlier this week for millions of users who were left unable to send or receive messages on the app.

whatsapp, whatsapp news, whatsapp down,The outage, which has now been fixed, affected both personal and group chats. (Express Photo)

Update: WhatsApp services are back online and the app should start working for users soon if it hasn’t already. WhatsApp is now working for the Android and iOS apps as well as via WhatsApp Web. Note that some users report that services are still not working on WhatsApp Web, but your phone app should be up and running.

WhatsApp, the popular instant communication app owned by Meta that is used by many for quick texting faced a major outage earlier this week, when the app went down for almost two hours. This left millions of WhatsApp users across the globe unable to send or receive messages.

“The brief outage was a result of a technical error on our part and has now been resolved,” a Meta Company spokesperson said.

Indianexpress.com confirmed that the outage affected both personal chats as well as group chats. Outage detection website DownDetector also confirmed that WhatsApp was not working for many users across multiple regions.

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whatsapp, whatsapp web, whatsapp news, whatsapp down, WhatsApp is down for thousands, with over 20,000 crash reports suggesting a major outage. (Image Source: DownDetector)

WhatsApp Web, the apps web client which is used by many on their desktops and laptops, was also hit by the outage, but services for the web client have also now been restored. During the outage, anyone trying to use the client was met with a connectivity error.

This was WhatsApp’s first major outage since the larger Meta outage on October 5, that took down WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook together, affecting millions of users over several hours before the services were back online.

WhatsApp’s parent company Meta acknowledged the outage and a spokesperson said that “the brief outage was a result of a technical error on our part and has now been resolved.”

First published on: 25-10-2022 at 12:56 IST
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