WhatsApp resumes services after suffering a global outage

WhatsApp faced an outage in India and other parts of the world today. Users were unable to share images, GIFs, and stickers.

| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 19:01 IST
WhatsApp services resume
WhatsApp services resume (HT Photo)
WhatsApp services resume
WhatsApp services resume (HT Photo)

WhatsApp on Sunday evening faced a global outage in India and other parts of the world. Services resumed after roughly three hours of an outage.

"Earlier today, some people may have experienced trouble sending and receiving files on WhatsApp.. The issue has since been resolved, we are back to 100% for everyone and we're sorry for any inconvenience," said a Facebook spokesperson.

WhatsApp users reported they were unable to share multimedia including photos, videos, GIFs, and stickers on the instant messaging platform. WhatsApp's Status was also not functioning properly as users were unable to view contacts' videos and photos in the section.

According to downdetector, there was a big spike in reports of an outage around 4.15pm on Sunday. The tracking website says most of the users were facing issues with sending or receiving messages. A lot of users also reported facing issues with the connection. A live outage map shows users in India, Europe, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brazil were affected by the outage.

As expected, users took to Twitter to share the ordeal.  #Whatsappdown is also trending on Twitter India at the moment. 




Another tracking website Outage.report indicates a similar outage around the world, especially in India and parts of Europe. Users in the US have also complained about facing issues with WhatsApp.

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First Published Date: 19 Jan, 18:03 IST