WhatsApp, popular instant messaging application with over 1 billion active users was unable to connect worldwide for about 1 hour and these had led WhatsApp users to freak out concerning the issue by taken to social media to vent their frustration for the sudden breakdown.
Meanwhile, this is not the first time the app has run into this trouble – there was also a major outage on New Year’s Eve in 2015.
WhatsApp is unlike other applications that gives prior notice or alert users on any forthcoming technical issue. This sudden breakdown happened around 9PM tonight.
The main reason for this sudden issue was later brought to WhatsApp as “a breakdown in connection”. This was the message below;
“Our service is experiencing a problem right now. We are working on it and hope to restore the functionality shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience!”
As shown below;
So, do not panic. Just switch off your data and switch it on again and your WhatsApp will start working back again!
Is it helpful? Do you encounter any issue with your WhatsApp?