WhatsApp bounces back after global outage


Whatsapp, the instant web-based messaging service used by billions of people across the world, is now working — after an outage that lasted for hours.

WhatsApp users were unable to send or receive messages on the app since 8:00am on Tuesday morning (WAT).

The outage has prevented sending messages to groups, while personal messages display only one tick, an indication that they are sent but not delivered.

DownDetector, an online platform that provides users with real-time information about the status of various websites and services, said it had received over 80,000 complaints about the outage within an hour.

The outage was however restored few hours later.

Among the countries affected were South Africa, Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Kenya, Mexico, Turkey, Brazil, Uganda, Zambia, the United Kingdom, and parts of the United States.

Meta earlier acknowledged the outage and also shared a statement that it was working to get it fixed.

Abisola Adebayo is a Reporter/Presenter/Social Media Manager for Tv360Nigeria. She is a first class graduate of the department of Mass Communication at Fountain University, Osogbo. Abisola is currently running her Masters Degree at the University of Lagos. The Social Media savvy young lady is ambitious and driven, likes trying new things and sets new goals for herself. Always looking for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness.

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