Thousands of users of the most commonly used messaging service, WhatsApp experienced an outage that hit most parts of the world on Thursday morning.
Users were unable to send or receive messages for about half an hour. The application is since back.
For an iPhone user, the name of the person or group was replaced with a spinning wheel while the top displayed the word ‘connecting’. On Android, the messages remained unsent.
Users took to Twitter to complain and ask questions regarding the outage while WhatsApp remains silent on this issue.
Is it my whatsapp only? #WhatsappDown
— Shahtaj Khan (@ShahtajkhanSAK) June 14, 2018
Yes, WhatsApp is Down… but luckily South African service providers have given us all those free sms’ to finally use #WhatsAppDown
— Brent Lindeque (@BrentLindeque) June 14, 2018
— Jamil (@jamilkob) June 14, 2018
Thank goodness for Twitter… I see it’s not just me… #whatsappdown
— Joy Francisco (@joy_francisco) June 14, 2018
Here we are turning to Twitter and Facebook to confirm
— Cindy Poluta (@CindyPoluta) June 14, 2018
#WhatsAppDown server is around the Globe.
— SherY – (@SherySyed_) June 14, 2018
What’s wrong with Whatsapp now. #Whatsappdown
— Amit Tolani (@iTweetard) June 14, 2018
— Lauren (@missscottfraser) June 14, 2018
— Baani Ahluwalia (@BaaniAhluwalia) June 14, 2018