Millions of users were left disappointed Wednesday when they realized that WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging apps on the market, was down due to an outage.
Users of Facebook-owned, WhatsApp, were left upset and message-less on Wednesday when the popular messaging app went down due to an internal outage. The app is used by over 1.2 billion people globally to send and receive free messages through data or wifi.
The outage lasted about 2 hours and started around 4pm EST (9pm GMT), effecting users in western Europe, parts of central and south America, as well as the east coast of the US. Users were quick to go on Twitter and other social media to complain about the outage.
I just spent 20 minutes restarting my phone because whats app didn’t work, only to find out that their server is down. Wow. #whatsappdown
— blurryface (@pls_go_aweyhey_) May 3, 2017
Whatsapp is down, I repeat whatsapp is down pic.twitter.com/3US8VJax5K
— OnLoan2TheCobblers (@MsGilbert1805) May 3, 2017
When your WhatsApp goes down pic.twitter.com/orCx7KTURY
— Stephanie Heath (@SCHeath92) May 3, 2017
While WhatsApp was quick to get the service back online, the outrage and confusion that was seen in those few hours should be a reminder for all businesses of how disastrous a messaging outage can be. When an outage occurs and communications go down, companies lose time, money, and potentially business; don’t let your company become a victim.
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