WhatsApp Back Online After Longest Global Outage Yet in India And Other Countries

WhatsApp is now back online after a major service outage in India and many other countries. This is perhaps the longest outage for WhatsApp spanning around two hours. WhatsApp was not working for the majority of users in India as users are not able to send messages or receive them either.

None of the services of the Meta-owned chatting platform were working and users took to Twitter to report the same with funny memes around the WhatsApp outage. WhatsApp stopped working around 12 PM on October 25, 2022, just the day after Diwali.

WhatsApp acknowledged the outage and an official spokesperson of Meta told ANI, “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble sending messages and we’re working to restore WhatsApp for everyone as quickly as possible.

The festival of Diwali happens to be the time when WhatsApp’s servers catering to Indian users are put to the real test as “Happy Diwali” messages, images and videos are sent in bulk. Soon after WhatsApp stopped working in India, people took to Twitter to trend the hashtag- #WhatsAppDown.

According to website outage monitor website DownDetector, over 85 per cent of people reported problems while messaging, 11 per cent while using the app, and 3 per cent while using the website.

In India, the affected cities included Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Lucknow, among others.

Earlier this month, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger went down for millions of users, including in India, as they were unable to send or receive messages on social media platforms.

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WhatsApp had suffered a mega outage last year that left millions without the service for several hours, leading to a surge in Telegram new users.

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