Meta-owned world’s most popular messaging platform WhatsApp is down after being hit by an outage since 12 pm (IST) in India. ABP Live could confirm that WhatsApp users are unable to send or receive messages. It is likely that WhatsApp is also down globally.
“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble sending messages and we’re working to restore WhatsApp for everyone as quickly as possible,” a Meta spokesperson was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
ABP Live has approached Meta for comment on the WhatsApp outage.
The Meta-owned messaging platform is not working on the mobile app, desktop, or even the Web. According to Downdetector.com, more than 19,000 users have reported on the platform that WhatsApp is down, with the outage seemingly beginning at around 12 pm (IST). Going by reports on Downdetector.com, the issue is not only restricted to India but is affecting users globally.
On the WhatsApp Web client, some users are getting logged out of the platform, with an error message pop-up that read: “Make sure your computer has an active Internet connection”.
WhatsApp down in India in these cities
According to the outage detection site Downdetector.com, the WhatsApp outage seems to affect users in cities such as Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Chennai.
#WhatsAppDown is already trending on Twitter, with users taking to the microblogging platform to share their frustrations and hilarious memes.