Meta-parent company — WhatsApp is reporting loading issues worldwide due to severe outage as several users complained on Twitter. It stopped working worldwide on Tuesday morning because of which users could not send any group or direct messages. People have taken to Twitter to not only share that they are facing outages, but to share some pretty hilarious memes as well.
As per the outage tracker, Downdetector, many users started facing issues with the WhatsApp mobile app and web at around 12:30 PM. The popular website that tracks outages across websites and applications has reported a massive spike with over 25,000 reports about WhatsApp being down.
As of now, there is no clear reason as to why certain selective services of WhatsApp would be out of order, and not the entire platform. However, people have been speculating, that this may be because of the increased exchange of messages and media because of Diwali, or the outage may be due to the partial solar eclipse that is supposed to take place today.
Both of these speculations, however, should be taken with a massive grain of salt. WhatsApp has more than enough bandwidth to withstand sudden spikes in traffic. And in any case had either of the reasons, the overload of messages of the solar eclipse being a reason, been true, the entire platform would have been out, and not selected services in selected areas.
People have taken to Twitter to not only share that they are facing outages, but to share some pretty hilarious memes as well.
Acknowledging the issue, a Meta spokesperson said it is working to restore services as quickly as possible. “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,” said the spokesperson in an official statement.