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WhatsApp Outage Affects Billion Users Worldwide

by Staff

WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging platform, is currently experiencing an outage, affecting its over one billion users around the globe.

The company has yet to make a statement explaining what caused the problem or when it is expected to be fixed.

WhatsApp Messenger is a freeware, cross-platform and end-to-end encrypted instant messaging application for smartphones. It uses the Internet to make voice calls, one to one video calls; send text messages, images, GIF, videos, documents, user location, audio files, phone contacts and voice notes to other users using standard cellular mobile numbers. It also incorporates a feature called Status, which allows users to upload photos and videos to a 24-hours-lifetime feed that, by default, are visible to all contacts; similar to Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram Stories.

WhatsApp Inc., based in Mountain View, California, was acquired by Facebook in February 2014 for approximately US$19.3 billion. By February 2016, WhatsApp had a user base of over one billion, making it the most popular messaging application in the world.


  • 1. peace on earth wrote:

    Imagine that.. the world still exists w/o whatsapp!?
    some people may actually communicate with their families now!!!
    Baruch Hashem

  • 2. Popular Bubbie wrote:

    Sorry, WhatsApp is the greatest invention since the telephone. I connect with my older grandchildren regularly. They live on the opposite coast and we all have crazy schedules. I get pictures and news everyday that I wouldn’t get by phone.
    I also have daily chats with the staff at a job I also have 3000 miles away. Our group is always in touch and makes us more efficient.
    Modern inventions help us if used correctly.


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