Popular messaging app WhatsApp has recovered more than an hour after it faced service outages in major cities around the world, including India.
Several WhatsApp users complained via Twitter that they were unable to send messages through the app.
On DownDetector, the outage peaked around 12:30 p.m. IST. According to the heatmap, people in cities like Bengaluru, Delhi, Nagpur, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai are facing service disruptions in India.
The outage was also reported in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Singapore and other Asian countries.
WhatsApp service not available in major cities across India DownDetector
“We know that people were having issues sending messages on WhatsApp today. We have resolved the issue and apologize for any inconvenience caused,” the Meta company spokesperson said after the outage was repaired.
Meanwhile, #Whatsappisdown was trending on Twitter with over 1.40,000 tweets. While some complained that they couldn’t send and receive messages, others had a field day sharing creative memes:
is whatsapp down? #WhatsApp #whatsappdown
— Voosho (@vooshox) October 25, 2022
Photos will not be uploaded, messages with a single check mark!!
Is WhatsApp down for everyone? #whatsappdown pic.twitter.com/yGqNXFxL1i
— Divyanshu Dubey (@itsdivyanshu) October 25, 2022
When WhatsApp is not available 😂#whatsappdown pic.twitter.com/ODwXqYTqnv
— Aman Das (@Aman24966) October 25
People coming to Twitter to see if WhatsApp isn’t working #WhatsappDown pic.twitter.com/eGi25KiQhU
— Bella Ciao (Chai) (@punjabiii_munda) October 25, 2022
Mark Zuckerberg trying to figure out why WhatsApp is down#whatsappdown pic.twitter.com/Xm9SoGAyXS
— Sam Chege SC (@_sam_chege) October 25, 2022
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