Users rush to Twitter after WhatsApp stops working

Here's how users reacted to the biggest communication app being down

Entertainment Desk October 25, 2022

WhatsApp stopped working for many people across the world on Tuesday, with users in Asia, the United Kingdom, South Africa and Europe reporting issues sending and receiving texts and videos.

Users had a meltdown after the messages weren't being sent or received, propelling them to the last resort to rant: Twitter. 

Here's how users reacted to the biggest communication app being down. 

Where's the lie

At around 0750 GMT, outage reporting site Downdetector showed over 68,000 users had reported problems with the app in the United Kingdom. Problems were reported by 19,000 people in Singapore and 15,000 people in South Africa, it said.

The app has become a critical means of communication for households and businesses. When Whatsapp had an hours-long outage last October, it hit trading of assets from cryptocurrencies to oil, before traders switched to alternative platforms such as Telegram.

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