WhatsApp emerges out of outage as Meta rolls out fix • TechCrunch

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WhatsApp is back in action globally as Meta offers a fix and a solution One of the most popular and long-standing snapshots of the Facebook instant messaging and voice calling app used by more than 2 billion people and millions of businesses worldwide.

The outage, which started around 12.20am PT, according to user complaints, lasted for more than an hour and a half. WhatsApp did not share the reason for the outage.

Our story from earlier Tuesday followed.

They said users are unable to send or receive new messages, subscribe to WhatsApp, or update their profile information or privacy settings. DownDetector, a web service that tracks services performance, said it received more than 80,000 complaints about the bugs from users within an hour.

WaBetaInfo, another popular service that tracks WhatsApp, reports that the issue is “server-side”, so it won’t be resolved until Meta resolves it remotely.

In a statement to TechCrunch, a Meta spokesperson said: “We are aware that some people are currently having trouble sending messages and are working to restore WhatsApp for everyone as soon as possible.”

WhatsApp has become an important infrastructure in many markets, used by government officials, telecom service providers and of course billions of people. As of 2020, the service is used for Sending more than 100 billion messages per day, an unparalleled number in the industry.

Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp used together 60 billion messages were exchanged daily as of early 2016. Apple CEO, Tim Cook He said In May 2020, iMessage and FaceTime were seeing record usage, but they didn’t share specific numbers. The last time Apple shared the number, it was off Behind the use of WhatsApp then (audio notation). WeChat, which has also amassed more than 1 billion users, lags behind in the daily volume of messages as well.

Users see many errors accessing WhatsApp, including the app being unable to connect to the server.

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Jagmeet Singh contributed to this report.

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