WhatsApp, the instant messaging service Meta, experienced crashes this morning. Between 9 and 9:30, Spanish Peninsula time, it was difficult to communicate through the app. According to DownDetector, which specializes in detecting incidents in real-time Internet-connected services, messages were not loaded and had problems sending, as many users reported. The aforementioned site recorded more than 30,000 reports of poor service at 9:30, which is the peak time for accidents.
After that, the services worked normally for a while. But a little later, around 10, they encountered shipping delays again. Around 11am, Spanish peninsula time, it seemed to be working fine again. We are aware that some people are having problems sending messages. We are working to restore WhatsApp service as soon as possible. A Meta spokesperson, who did not provide details on the cause of the fall, explained, “We have resolved the issue and apologize for the inconvenience we may have caused.
The tech company also did not provide data on how many countries were affected by the problems. Complaints about malfunctions being made on other social networks, such as Twitter, or sent to DownDetector come from different countries, so the outage is global.
WhatsApp is the most used instant messaging platform in the world, with nearly 2 billion users. The company was acquired in 2014 by Meta (and then Facebook), after spending $21.8 billion. Despite the fact that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the data of WhatsApp users will not be crossed with that of other companies in the group, such as Facebook or Instagram, Meta has taken steps in this direction, which sparked complaints from the WhatsApp community. users.
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