WhatsApp messaging service gradually returns after a global outage

WhatsApp messaging service gradually returns after a global outage

November 01, 2022: -WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Meta, mourned a global outage.

Problems were initially noticed around 3:17 a.m. ET, according to Downdetector.com, is monitoring outages all over internet services.

Users stated problems with sending and receiving messages. Regular service on WhatsApp appeared to be restored at almost 5 a.m. ET.

“We know people had a struggle sending messages on WhatsApp today. We’ve fixed the issue and apologize for any inconvenience,” a Meta spokesperson stated.

WhatsApp Web, the internet browser type of the messaging service, failed to load but was working when tested.

Meta confirmed on Tuesday there were problems with WhatsApp.

“We’re aware that some people are having trouble sending messages, and we’re working to restore WhatsApp for all the individuals as quickly as possible,” a Meta spokesperson added.

WhatsApp, which has nearly 2 billion users, is particularly popular in India and Brazil.

Users worldwide, from the U.K. to India and Turkey, triggered outages on Tuesday.

It’s not the first problem for a Meta-owned platform this year. In August, Facebook users expressed a problem where their Feed was spammed with messages from different people initially made on celebrity pages.

Various tech firms have also faced technical problems this year. In August, Google’s search engine was shortly deceased. And in July, Twitter suffered an outage.

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