Updated: January 1, 2018 4:17:09 pm
With the days of SMSes long gone (well, almost), people around the world rely on WhatsApp for most of their daily communication and on New Year’s Eve, it is one of the easiest ways to wish loved and dear ones. Only the problem was, this year it was down for a while in certain regions and people found it difficult to even log in, let alone receive and send messages. As a result, Netizens turned to Twitter to vent their anger and frustration.
While some complained about how often the app keeps crashing these days, other took the opportunity to spread some laugh, taking a dig at the Facebook-owned company, cracking jokes and memes.
Earlier in December and November, the global messaging app went down and Tweeple had a similar reaction, cracking jokes and sharing memes. And this time was no different. Hashtags #WhatsappDown and #HappyNewYear started trending side by side and the micro-blogging site is flooded with hilarious memes and GIFs.
— احمد نديم (@AbuArhm) December 31, 2017
— Shreyas Bangera (@Shreyas1221) December 31, 2017
— AjitR (@artauras) December 31, 2017
Why does WhatsApp decide to crash every New Year’s Eve pic.twitter.com/MlwW6ERGgQ
— سلمى (@salma_achhala) December 31, 2017
— Alok Sandal (@aloksandal) December 31, 2017
— Rohit Sardana (@Rohit_Sardana_) December 31, 2017
— Aravinth.J (@Aravinth_MBBS) December 31, 2017
— GREAT GRACIOUS (@GreatGracious) December 31, 2017
— Kr.Sahil Dadwal 🇮🇳 (@thesahildadwal) December 31, 2017
Couples : Ohhh shit WhatsApp is down
Singles: Apna kya lena dena#WhatsAppDown 😂
— Quadir Nawaz (@Nawaz18_here) December 31, 2017
2018 has many demons to be faced.
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) December 31, 2017
Thank god, WhatsApp is down! I can just put the blame on it for not sending any Happy New year msg to anyone 😆😆😁#WhatsAppDown
— Cherry Dimple (@shailimore) December 31, 2017
– confirms data balance
-cleared application’s data
– whatsapp still not working
– logs into twitter
#whatsappdown is trending
Retweet if you feel me 😭😭😭
— THALA Bala😎 (@Balamahi77) December 31, 2017
— Pushpesh (@KumarPushpesh) December 31, 2017
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@Rouvafe) December 31, 2017
According to Down Detector, over 54 percent of users were facing a connection problem, while 27 per cent of the complaints were around receiving messages. Around 17 per cent of the issues were reported around log-in.
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