Monday, November 28, 2022

WhatsApp faces nearly 2-hr outage

WhatsApp services were restored following a nearly two-hour-long global outage on Tuesday that left users from the UK to India complaining about not being able to send or receive text and video messages.
Meta, which owns the popular messaging app, said it has fixed the outage – dubbed as one of its longest – and the service was back. It, however, did not explain what caused the glitch.
According to Downdetector, which tracks outage reports, the messaging app was not working for many users across multiple regions.
WhatsApp Web, the app’s web version, used by many on their desktops and laptops, was also hit by the outage.
“We know people had trouble sending messages on WhatsApp today. We’ve fixed the issue and apologise for any inconvenience,” a Meta company spokesperson said.
Meta, previously known as Facebook, bought WhatsApp in 2014.
WhatsApp is extremely popular outside of the US, where many people use it for everyday communication.

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