From Malaysia to Britian to Netherlands, instant messaging app WhatsApp users were up in arms when the social connecting website was down briefly on Wednesday but this is the second time the Facebook-owned social media site is down this month.
The outage was noticed around 9.30 pm IST on May 17, 2017 and the last time WhatsApp was down for two hours on May 3, 2017, raising questions over the massive social media site that extends all over the world connecting more than one billion people.
People around globe could not send and receive messages and many of them could not login to the app and many started posting queries whether their Internet connection was down. Soon website monitoring site Down Detector confirmed that the website was down in many countries in Asia and Europe.
“Around half of complaints (56%) this time around were related to connection issues, while 32% of those who logged problems with the site said they were having trouble receiving messages,” said Down Detector in its report on the outage of WhatsApp.
With more than 1 billion people in over 180 countries, WhatsApp is the sole connector for many people to be in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere and above all, it is free and allows photos to be sent and shared on the go. Many people have been surviving on the app.
WhatsApp offers simple, secure, reliable messaging and calling, available on phones all over the world. It is the only app that has escaped the IT trade lock-in that has sent many companies tumble down in the last ten years.