After stalling for hours, now WhatsApp started running, people got all the old messages
DownDetector started seeing a large number of ‘Problem Reports’ from 12.07 pm.
This problem was coming in the app to users of all three versions of Android, iOS and Web.
Distressed users complained on Twitter that they were receiving messages from someone.
WhatsApp service is now working after being stalled for hours. People have started getting all their old messages, and now they are also able to send messages to each other. After the outage that started around 12 noon, users had to face major problems. It is believed that this problem happened globally. Outage detection website DownDetector started seeing a large number of ‘problem reports’ from 12.07 pm, and as of 1 pm more than 25,000 such reports were listed.
In the report, 69 percent of the people reported about the inability to send the message, while the rest reported server disconnection and complete crash of the app. By 2.30 pm, this report has come down to around 3,000. According to the report of DownDetector, major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Lucknow have been included in the affected areas.
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This problem was coming in the app to users of all three versions of Android, iOS and Web. WhatsApp users were not getting any new messages after the service was down. Along with this, users were also facing difficulty in messaging. On opening the app, users were seeing a pop-up of ‘Connecting’.
WhatsApp had confirmed this outage and said that it is working on fixing it soon. Let us tell you that this was the first major outage of WhatsApp after the big meta outage on October 5, 2021, when WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook came to a standstill, affecting millions of users for several hours.
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Distressed users complained on Twitter that they are not getting messages from anyone nor are they able to message anyone. A meme trend started on Twitter and other platforms with the hashtag #WhatsAppDown. Several users said that they first thought their internet service was the problem.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 25, 2022, 14:35 IST