Instant messenger app Whatsapp, has been down for users since a few hours. While earlier in the evening it was down for most users in the UK and US, the glitch seems to have spread to other parts of the world with the dawn of New Year’s Eve. Whatsapp has become one of the primary ways of communication for many and on New Year’s eve, needless to say the app got flooded with users all sending across messages to each other. However, looks like the Whatsapp servers aren’t able to either cope with the load or chose a most inopportune moment to conk off. Many of the affected users around the world are expressing their displeasure over the service being inaccessible during such an important event. Also Read - Twitter Announces New Feature That Would Let Users Charge Followers, Netizens React
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The glitch in Whatsapp servers was confirmed by the company and Whatsapp issued a statement. While there have not been many occasions where the insta-messaging app has been down, there have been cases in the past where the Whatsapp connectivity would be lost for hours leaving the technology and app-addicted population wringing their hair in frustration. Being one of the easiest and most efficient ways to communicate, Whatsapp’s servers getting affected leads to a whole lot of issues as communication system collapses for a considerable period. According to a Whatsapp spokesperson (as quoted to Gadgets 360), “Some people have had trouble accessing WhatsApp for a short period today. We’re working to restore service back to 100% for everyone and we apologise for the inconvenience. ” However, there has been no official notice on the blog or Whatsapp Twitter handle. Also Read - Information Technology Rules, 2021: Govt Announces Guidelines to Regulate Social Media, OTT Platforms | Key Points
The app has even begun trending on Twitter with #Whatsapp with many people venting their displeasure on the social media platform.
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