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.
People Coming to Twitter to see if WhatsApp is down#WhatsappDown pic.twitter.com/eGi25KiQhU— Bella Ciao (Chai) (@punjabiii_munda) October 25, 2022
You came here to see if Whatsapp is down right? pic.twitter.com/Vwx1urd3BS— 0xShane (@BeLikeShane) October 25, 2022
When WhatsApp is Down.#whatsappdown pic.twitter.com/xHgsHd9h8v— ɅMɅN DUВΞY (@imAmanDubey) October 25, 2022
everyone's coming to twitter to see what had happened to whatsapp🤣 #whatsapp pic.twitter.com/0ws29yDehn— glyano_nstaa (@glyano_) October 25, 2022
When your WhatsApp is playing up but you come to Twitter and see that everyone else is having the same problem #WhatsAppDown pic.twitter.com/pMcJm0Zn56— Jamie (@GingerPower_) October 25, 2022
Me when my cool friends who don't use Twitter see my tweets for the first time cause WhatsApp is down pic.twitter.com/t2mIuBwIyX— Gav Murphy (@cymrogav) October 25, 2022
WhatsApp and other apps are down— Tanmayyy 💫 (@PullshotShwarma) October 25, 2022
Meanwhile Twitter -#whatsappdown pic.twitter.com/MjVV0QFemo
Where's the lie
When #Whatsapp is down but no one ever texts you anyway pic.twitter.com/NWc3AD92tv— 9GAG ❤️ Memeland (@9GAG) October 25, 2022
WhatsApp was down but some of us didn’t notice because we are single and abandoned.— Owen 💜💸🦅 (@_fvckowen) October 25, 2022
People that don't use WhatsApp rn pic.twitter.com/CGwggDIope— Some Guy Again 😸 (@notnuelssary) October 25, 2022
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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