WhatsApp restored after brief outage globally
- Author: Regina Walsh Nov 04, 2017,
Nov 04, 2017, 0:29
Previously in May, Whatsapp had gone offline, putting millions of users in trouble.
When logged into Whatsapp, this message popped into the screens of the users.
People from India, Singapore, Vietnam, Iraq as well as across Europe had reported that the service was inaccessible. For a brief period, the particular website faced an outage as well because these sites don't receive so much traffic at once but it spiked all of sudden. This feature has been rolling out to all smartphones using WhatsApp.
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Twitter and other social media apps were showing complaints by people experiencing the issue. The magazine quoted a WhatsApp spokesperson saying, "We are aware of the issue and working to resolve it".
WhatsApp did not give Sky News a statement regarding the cause of the incident, which lasted close to an hour.
However, this was not WhatsApp's first global outage this year.
The hugely-popular Facebook-owned chat app went offline for thousands of users back in May 2017.