Friday, November 3, 2017

Whatsapp Blackout

One of the world's most popular chatting platform goes down on afternoon of 3rd November 2017 - hereby users can't send and receive any messages using this app.

It is reported that the issue is faced all over the world including India. The app is widely used in India by almost every smartphone user and it is very important communication method which almost killed SMS/Skype by its voice call & video call feature. 

When it went down today, suddenly our phones became just a dumb machine even through we have facebook, messenger, Instagram and such apps but addiction to whatsapp is so intense that we are just keep checking the app if there are new messages from friends, loved ones, work or business related messages. 



WhatsApp is down.

People can't send or receive messages using the Facebook-owned app, apparently because of a server problem.



The app doesn't initially look broken, with chats and contacts able to load. But once a user is into a chat, the app just shows a "connecting" message that never resolves itself, and so new messages can't be sent or received.

That also means there's no easy fix to the problem, since it appears to be on WhatsApp's side. Shutting and opening the app, for instance, just resets the connecting message but won't stop it showing.

The website Down Detector showed a huge spike in problems with the app, suggesting that almost everyone is unable to get online. The problems are focused in western Europe and Asia, but were reported across the world."

There are relatively few reports of problems from the Americas, but that might simply be a result of the fact that timezones mean that many people there are currently asleep.

WhatsApp Web, which uses the phone's connection, is also broken.

Unlike its owner Facebook, and many other large social networks and internet companies, WhatsApp doesn't maintain a page to give users information when the site is down. It has an official Twitter account that is supposed to post when it is experiencing problems – but that appears to have fallen into disuse, and hasn't posted since 2014." as per article of independent.co.uk



About Devendra Kulkarni

Plane Spotter & Aviation Photographer from India. Crazy about planes & flying machines, exploring new things over different domains such as Tech. Space. Aviation. Travel. Adventure. and many more.

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