WhatsApp today 10-25-2022 experienced its worst outage ever as its instant messaging platform was unavailable for nearly several hours. Many users reported problems sending and receiving texts in the app due to this bug. Down Detector, his website that tracks online outages around the world, saw a sharp increase in the number of users reporting WhatsApp outages.
Downdetector reports a significant increase with over 30,000 reports online. WhatsApp users are complaining about messages not being delivered. The app was unable to highlight the delivery status even if the message was delivered. On Downdetector’s live outage maps, most of the big cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, and Lucknow looked like hotspots. WhatsApp’s outage is the longest disruption the platform has ever experienced.
The outage had cascading effects on other services offered by the instant messaging platform. My video and audio calls have completely stopped working. Even the status update feature didn’t allow users to share new posts.
Meta responded to an inquiry from Business Today about the WhatsApp outage. “At this time, we are aware that some people are having issues sending messages and he is working to restore WhatsApp to everyone as soon as possible,” a Meta spokesperson said. increase.
Users have also complained about issues with WhatsApp calling functionality. The app does not move past the calling phase into the calling phase. The WhatsApp status feature has also stalled as users are unable to post photos to the instant messaging application.
The outage appears to have affected other major markets for his WhatsApp, including the UK. The Down detector platform has seen over 66,000 reports.
WhatsApp suffered a similar outage last October. A WhatsApp user also reported the outage on his Twitter. Given the extent of the outage, this could be one of the worst possible outcomes for an instant messaging application. India is the world’s largest market for WhatsApp, with many businesses relying heavily on the messaging service. Outages can result in financial losses for both large and small businesses.
Another feature launched in India, WhatsApp Pay, shows problems with transactions. Users are advised not to trade during suspension.