WhatsApp Restores Service Worldwide: “We’re Back, Happy Chatting!
The widespread connectivity issues reported by thousands of WhatsApp users worldwide on Wednesday have been resolved, as confirmed by Meta Platforms, the parent company of WhatsApp. According to a statement from the company and Downdetector.com, an outage tracking website, the problems that affected the messaging app have been addressed.
In response to the resolution of the issues, the official WhatsApp Twitter account posted a tweet stating, “We’re back, happy chatting!”
Earlier, Meta’s status dashboard had acknowledged disruptions with “receiving incoming messages and message delivery on WhatsApp.” However, the company has now successfully resolved the problems, as reported by thousands of users globally through Downdetector.com.
During the incident, Downdetector recorded over 37,000 reports of issues with WhatsApp in the United States alone. The outage tracking website collates status reports from various sources, including user-submitted errors, to monitor and track outages.
In the United Kingdom, more than 177,000 users reported issues with WhatsApp, while in India, nearly 15,000 users encountered difficulties while using the messaging app. These substantial numbers of problem reports highlight the widespread impact of the disruptions experienced by WhatsApp users in these countries.
It’s worth noting that WhatsApp had also faced technical problems for certain users in India back in April of this year, as reported by Downdetector. Some users experiencing issues during the outage had taken to Twitter to report that they were unable to download videos received on the app. Interestingly, Android beta users seemed to be affected by the problem more frequently.
According to Downdetector’s data, nearly half of WhatsApp users, specifically 43 percent, experienced problems while using the app. The majority of these issues, approximately 41 percent, were attributed to server connection problems, while 16 percent reported difficulties with sending messages.
With the issues now resolved, WhatsApp users can once again enjoy uninterrupted communication on the platform.