WhatsApp suffered a global outage on Friday afternoon with users across the world complaining that they were unable to send or receive messages through the App. WhatsApp confirmed the outage and said that it was working to resolve the problem.
Along with India, users from most of Europe, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Saudi Arabia, USA and Sri Lanka complained about the problem. There has been no statement yet from WhatsApp on why the outage occurred.
People took to social media to report that they are unable to delete or edit their profile image or update their information. Some even said their privacy settings cannot be updated.
But while WhatsApp is desperate to resolve the issue, Twitter missed no time in making the most of the situation.
Check out what Twitterati said:
Feeling the election season:
Meanwhile Kerjriwal hums to himself, isme bhi Modi Ji ka hath hai. #whatsappdown___
— Amit Kumar (@iamit7) November 3, 2017
— Shrin (@ShrrinG) November 3, 2017
Does it work if Aadhaar is linked? Pun intended.
Link your Aadhar with whatsapp. Now its working ....!!#WhatsAppDown
— Amir Pathan (@iamirpathan) November 3, 2017
First world problems
The reason for #WhatsAppDown could be an Indian engineer working there. His girl blocked him and he went 'le phir, main block to sab block'
— Poddar Ji (@poddarmihir) November 3, 2017
Thank God. You Exist!
The roads will be safe today, no car accident, no human accident, no heating poles #whatsappdown
— Mahtab Hussain (@MahtabHussain17) November 3, 2017
On a positive note, we are spared from the family group discussions and fake news and videos sent on the group #WhatsAppdown
— Karan Shah (@Karan_J_Shah) November 3, 2017
— No One (@IamBonkosi_SA) November 3, 2017
500 people in India have already died because Whatsapp is down and they couldn't forward a chain message to 10 people. #WhatsappDown
— Bhargav Vyas (@111_bhargav) November 3, 2017
Did you uninstall to check too?
— revolutionary _ (@ntsoahae_naledi) November 3, 2017
Burn! Can anything be worse than this?
— The_Goddess (@rachel___ayg) November 3, 2017
Earlier, WhatsApp suffered a global outage in May and it took them hours to fix the problem.