JUST IN: WhatApp breaks down, throws millions of users into panic1 min read
WhatsApp is down for some users. The instant messaging website is showing connection error. Users are not able to make calls or send messages on the Facebook-owned messaging platform.
Downdetector, the website that tracks internet outages, too is showing problems with the messaging platform. The extent of the outage is not known so far at the time of filing this report.
As per Downdetector website, users started reporting issues starting from 12.07 pm and they peaked around 12.51 pm.
Though, WhatsApp in a statement has acknowledged the issue, adding that efforts are being made to resolve the problem.
“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,” a Meta spokesperson said.
Meanwhile, it is not clear what has caused the disruption. There is no statement on WhatsApp or parent company Meta’s (erstwhile Facebook) official Twitter account.