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Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year's Day 2018: After Brief Outage WhatsApp Services Restored

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Global outage lasted for about an hour
  • In India, app was down a few minutes past midnight
  • Users in other countries also complained of outage on social media
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New Delhi, Jan 1: Popular messaging app WhatsApp crashed on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday as it could not handle the traffic it received when people rushed to send their new year’s wishes. The WhatsApp went down for about an hours and was not restored until 1:00 am. It suffered a widespread global outage after messaging service faced service disruption.

WhatsApp service resumed after temporarily crashing in several countries. “WhatsApp users around the world experienced a brief outage today that has now been resolved. We apologise for the inconvenience,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said. Several people used social media to vent their frustrations using the hashtag #whatsappdown.

“WhatsApp” started trending on the micro-blogging site Twitter in no time, and the Twitterati went scrounging for the best GIFs to express their feelings. “#WhatsApp users in different regions of the World facing downtime. Retweet if you’re facing the same issue. #WhatsAppDown #HappyNewYear #NewYear,” one user tweeted.
In India, its biggest market with about 200 million of its billion-plus users, the app was down just a few minutes past midnight into the new year.

Users in other countries also complained of outages on social media.
 WhatsApp’s is used by more than 1.2 billion people around the world. The messaging app is a key tool for communications and commerce in many countries.
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