Whatsapp users worldwide experience outages, Twitter meme-storm ensues
WhatsApp’s messenger service was down in many countries around the globe, with Europe and both American continents experiencing the worst outages.
According to the DownDetector website, among the worst-hit were Brazil, the Netherlands, the US, the UK, Switzerland and Italy.
The outages began at around 6PM GMT and lasted less than an hour. WhatsApp showed a message saying “connecting” when users entered the chat, but the link was never established. Reloading the app also didn’t resolve the problem.
As is usual in situations like this, the WhatsApp crowd went straight on Twitter to post ironic comments.
Nooooo!!!! WhatsApp, porque?! 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/O6s0VDmv24— Pavo! (@pavoparedes) November 30, 2017
When you come to twitter to check if whatsapp is down for everyone and not just you... pic.twitter.com/P1wuj9Sj4h— جنى الحركه (@janaalhrk) November 30, 2017
“WhatsApp users around the world are unable to access the service. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to fix the issue as soon as possible,” WhatsApp spokesman said, as cited by the Independent.