You are not alone, WhatsApp is down for many

If you are wondering why your WhatsApp is down, don’t worry,  you are not alone the messaging service is down for many around the world. It appears the service went down at 2:04 PM ET. The users are reporting on Twitter that they are unable to connect, send or receive messages from their friends and families.

According to DownDetector Live Map, a service that keeps track of online platforms facing connectivity issues shows WhatsApp is suffering outage in Europe, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia, some parts of Russia and the United States.

You are not alone, WhatsApp is down for many

It’s unclear what exactly is the reason for the service interruption, it is quite possible that since it’s New Year’s Eve, WhatsApp servers might be overloaded. Remember, there are more than 1.3 billion monthly active users. 

Here are some tweets among thousands showing users’ anger and disappointment over the app’s downtime:

There has been no comment from WhatsApp or Facebook, the company that owns the messaging giant since 2014, and bought it from the original owners for $19 Billion. However, other messaging services like Telegram, IMO and Viber are operating without any disruption.

WhatsApp will stop working on following devices

Apart from the current outage, WhatsApp previously announced that by the end of 2017 its service will no longer work on some of the smartphones including BlackBerry device running BlackBerry OS or BlackBerry 10. Before the announcement, WhatsApp already stopped working for Nokia S40, Nokia Symbian S60, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2, Windows Phone 7 and iPhone 3GS/iOS 6.

At the time of publishing this article, WhatsApp was down. You can stay tuned as this article will be updated with new information.

Carolina

Carolina works for HackRead as a technical writer. She is a Brazilian traveller who has been to almost every country around the world. She has a keen interest in technology, gadgets and social media.