Yesterday, WhatsApp from Meta Platforms was down for thousands of users. According to the outage tracking website Downdetector.com, there were more than 26,000 incidents of people in the United States reporting problems with the messaging service. However, now Meta has fixed the WhatsApp glitch.
Meta did not immediately respond to a request for comment after the outage. Later said it worked to fix WhatsApp connectivity issues after thousands of users worldwide reported problems opening the messaging app.
Fixed disruption WhatsApp messages, says Meta
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Meanwhile, more than 177,000 users reported problems with WhatsApp in the UK. Nearly 15,000 said they encountered problems using the messaging app in India. Some users in Pakistan also faced this problem.
“We’re back, have fun talking!” the Whatsapp Twitter account posted in a tweet. The company had previously said it was experiencing disruptions in “receiving incoming messages and delivering messages on Whatsapp,” according to Meta’s status dashboard.
Anyway, Meta has not revealed the reason behind this outage. It was the second time in the month that WhatsApp went down. A few days earlier, when Meta launched its Twitter rival pp, Threads, all of Meta’s social media apps suffered an outage. While the glitch wasn’t massive last time, many users experienced glitches when accessing the app. When Meta owned four popular social media apps, it got really frustrating when the services broke down. Meta has to work really hard to solve these problems.
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