Sunday, February 23, 2014

WhatsApp and Telegram are down: (Update: resolved)

Update: It appears that WhatsApp service has been restored for at least some users. I am successfully able to send messages again using the app in Amsterdam.

WhatsApp is down for iPhone. (Update: resolved).Twitter is lighting up with tweets that the popular WhatsApp messenger service is experiencing a widespread outage. iAppsclub can confirm that the downtime is affecting users in USA, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, and several South American countries, and numerous tweets indicate that other areas are affected as well. The outage has been ongoing since at least 1:30 to 2:00 PM Eastern.

When a user attempts to send a message on WhatsApp during the outage, the send button is greyed out and a ''connecting'' status appears at the top. WhatsApp has just confirmed the outage themselves in a tweet from their system status account, indicating that they are ''currently experiencing server issues'' and ''hope to be back up and recovered shortly.''

This downtime comes just a few days after Facebook announced that it will be acquiring WhatsApp in a landmark deal worth upwards of $19 billion. WhatsApp boasts over 450 million monthly active users, with deep penetration in several international countries.


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