WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app with over 1.3 billion users went down briefly. Any social platform or messaging app outage leaves people crazy thinking what to do with their smartphones now. WhatsApp will normally open on your smartphone and you may think that it is working fine. However, on iOS you will notice that it’ll show “Connecting” on top of the app. If you try sending a message it won’t be delivered to the recipient. Also Read - WhatsApp working on a new message reactions feature for iOS users: How it works
WhatsApp’s outage is being seen as a network failure, and will possibly end up fooling many people thinking that there is a connectivity issue. You can check and see if other apps online are working fine or not. BGR India reached out to WhatsApp to understand the reason behind the outage. Also Read - Happy Dusshera 2021 messages, images, stickers, quotes: How to create, send Happy Vijayadashami greetings via WhatsApp
A WhatsApp spokesperson responded saying, ““Earlier today, WhatsApp users globally had trouble accessing the app for about an hour. This issue has been fixed and we apologize for the inconvenience.”
But obviously, any outage has a direct effect on Twitter with the influx of memes. Here’s a look at how people are reacted to the WhatsApp outage.
500 people in India have already died because Whatsapp is down and they couldn't forward a chain message to 10 people. #WhatsappDown
— Nageen Kumar (@KumarSokhal) November 3, 2017
— Bg Jimy (@YoutubeBgJimy) November 3, 2017
— Dalton Akumu (@DaltoneAkumu) November 3, 2017
The way my life is set up I didn't even notice gore WhatsApp is down until y'all started saying so. pic.twitter.com/X0zjKf3TMX
— .🌼 (@tsebo_) November 3, 2017
— Suraj Shinde (@surya321321) November 3, 2017
— Emmy🐝❤💛💚💙💜🖤🐝 (@EmmyOoEffCee) November 3, 2017
That moment when you come to Twitter to see if everyone else's WhatsApp is down. 🤣 pic.twitter.com/vf4oODUpjG
— ♉ Ash (@RizalAceeeeeee) November 3, 2017
WhatsApp is down. Google Allo should use this chance to just spam everyone with push notifications and remind them that it exists.
— ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@PranavDixit) November 3, 2017
— Sonia Greyson-Newman (@SGreysonNewman) November 3, 2017
At the time of filing the story, WhatsApp was back. Cue tweets from relieved people.