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WhatsApp down: Messaging platform back after longest-ever global outage

WhatsApp has restored its services after witnessing the longest-ever outage. Both the app and web versions are now working and you can send and receive messages. The platform was unserviceable for almost two hours. Here is everything you need to know.

Written By : Anurag Roushan Edited By : Saumya Nigam | New Delhi
Updated on: October 25, 2022 14:56 IST
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WhatsApp down: WhatsApp is finally back after witnessing the longest outage in India and other countries as well. Both- the application as well as the web version is working now, and we can send and receive messages. The platform was unserviceable for almost two hours.

What actually happened?

Earlier today, at around (1:00 PM IST) many users across the nation complained on Twitter that they were unable to send or receive messages on the app, owned by Meta. As per the tweet of ANI, users are unable to send messages to their contacts since around 1 PM.

ANI also mentioned that the spokesperson of Meta has said, "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."

Meanwhile, Downdetector, a well-known service that records outages across websites and applications, also reported a significant increase with over 25,000 reports of WhatsApp being inaccessible. 

India Tv - WhatsApp experienced longest-ever global outage

Image Source : DOWNDETECTORWhatsApp experienced longest-ever global outage

1:44 PM- It is almost one hour since the users of India are unable to send or receive any messages on WhatsApp. ANI has reported that affected regions based on Downdetector's heat map include major cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Lucknow, Bengaluru, and Kolkata. Many WhatsApp users across the country have been witnessing some issues over the past 24 hours.

2:25 PM: Users witnessed the platform being back in action and users could again change. 

 

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