While each day closer to the weekend is a good day, yesterday wasn’t particularly good for instant messengers. While WhatsApp faced a global outage for a few hours last night, Facebook Messenger was also reported to be giving troubles in sending and receiving messages.
WhatsApp’s outage report spiked on the Down Detector at around 11:30PM last night and appeared to last more than half an hour. A WhatsApp spokesperson confirmed the outage to Independant saying, “WhatsApp users around the world are unable to access the service. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to fix the issue as soon as possible.” As of now, the service has been fully restored.
I mean, literally everyone!! 😅 #whatsappdown
RT if you are on Twitter because WhatsApp is down!😃 pic.twitter.com/ogicPzhJB1
— Kiran Kumnoor (@kirankumnoor12) November 30, 2017
— In'sha M.Dar (@im__insha) November 30, 2017
When you drop that risky message to a ting on WhatsApp, and theres a long delay cause WhatsApps down… pic.twitter.com/iGI4RCprOS
— Your_Ignorance (@Your_Ignorance1) November 30, 2017
Everybody checking Twitter just to verify if WhatsApp is down pic.twitter.com/QpELC2Rzfu
— ɐpıʇʎɐ qɥɐɹɐpʍɐſ (@Contenaccio) November 30, 2017
— Yash (@imyash19) November 30, 2017
Why is it every time WhatsApp is down I automatically check Twitter like it has the answer. pic.twitter.com/b8qXHcuXOc
— Michelle C Hopewell (@MichelleCHope) November 30, 2017
When you check Twitter to see if anyone else’s WhatsApp is down…
— Jack Woolfenden (@JackWoolfenden) November 30, 2017
— YoncéQueen👑💕 (@sisdonteven) November 30, 2017
— Miguel Castrillón (@miguelcbedoya) November 30, 2017
Facebook Messenger, on the other hand, was also down for hundreds of iOS, Android, and desktop users. People were complaining that hitting send was doing nothing there, and their typed messages remained in drafts. Messenger experienced a similar outage in September, prompting Facebook to install an update to fix the problem.
Just had to check that Facebook messenger is down because all my chats deleted from the app and I panicked looool
— Tasha (@gallifreyswift) November 30, 2017
— Ian Paul (@Bangkok_Ian) November 30, 2017
Yep, confirmed… facebook messenger is down… AGAIN. When new updates come, please do warn us in advance 😅😅
— Louissssssss (@luhwisarcilla) November 30, 2017
Facebook confirmed the outage, saying (via Metro), “On Thursday November 30 just after midnight Pacific time we became aware that a few people were having issues with their Messenger accounts. We investigated and responded and the problem is resolved. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.”