WhatsApp is back online in New Delhi after an outage of around two hours, its longest ever. It ceased functioning just after midday in India and other nations. At 2.15 p.m., restoration began, however, customers experienced instability upon return. The errors disappeared gradually.
“We’re aware that people had problems sending WhatsApp messages today. The issue has been resolved, and we apologize for any inconvenience “According to a spokeswoman for Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram as well as WhatsApp. It did not specify the cause.
At 12:07 p.m., the renowned online tool Down Detector detected an abnormally high number of “trouble reports”; by 1 p.m., it had compiled more than 25,000 such reports. Nearly 70% of the incidents involved messages not being delivered, while some involved server disconnection and the app failing entirely. By 3 pm, the number of reports had decreased to about 1,000.
In addition to users in India, WhatsApp’s largest market in terms of the user base, users from Italy and Turkey commented on Twitter and other platforms that WhatsApp was stuck at “connecting.” The BBC also claimed that the service was unavailable to users across the United Kingdom.
Over two billion users rely on WhatsApp for communication and financial transactions. The corporation quickly issued a statement claiming it was attempting to restore service.
On Twitter and other sites, a meme fest using the hashtag #WhatsAppDown began. Many consumers initially believed the issue was with their internet service.
Another parody had Milkha Singh actor Farhan Akhtar “going to Twitter to see if WhatsApp is down.”
It was the first global disruption of this nature since last year.