WhatsApp, a globally hit messaging app, also faced an outrage when its servers went down for hours and users were unable to access the Facebook owned app for some time. Being the most popular and most used app for chat and contact services, WhatsApp has hardly disappointed its users in the terms of service and connectivity.

WhatsApp has more than 1.2 billion estimated users across the globe, with India alone hosting an estimated 200 million active users. For many users who communicate between different countries use WhatsApp for messaging when phone calls or text messages are not an option. So it was only expected that if the service is halted for whatever reasons, the app would face a strong backlash.

WhatsApp, which was purchased by Facebook in 2014 for $19 billion, was inaccessible for a few hours in countries like Malaysia, Spain, Germany, The U.S., and India. The app is not just popular with Android users, but also with iOS and other operating systems. Users came out on popular apps like Twitter to express their frustration. It eventually became a Top trend on Twitter in the UK, as the tags were flooded with disappointments and complaints. Most of the users reportedly faced connection problems and faced issues with receiving messages while many complained about the unresponsive ‘last seen’ option. Since the services were down, many users were not able to log into the app.


This is probably the second time in the previous weeks that WhatsApp faced a global outage. However, they acknowledged the issue and apologized for the inconvenience caused to its users. The issues have been successfully fixed and the app is working normally. However, it still remains unclear that what caused the WhatsApp services to crash down. But despite these troubles, WhatsApp still holds its throne of the most popular messaging app on the planet.