BREAKING: WhatsApp down, users unable to send, receive messages



WhatsApp, the instant web-based messaging service used by billions of people across the world, has gone down.

Users of the platform, owned by Meta, started reporting that they were unable to send or receive messages just around 8 am on Tuesday.

The outage is affecting both personal and group chats alike.

WhatsApp Web is also affected by the outage, with the app’s web client no longer connecting — as of the time of this report.

Data on Down Detector, the tech outage tracker, confirmed WhatsApp is not working in several countries.


Down detector data on whatsapp outage as of October 25

The scale of the outage is still not clear as WhatsApp had yet to comment on it via its socials — as of the time of this report.


Among the countries also affected are South Africa, Egypt, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Kenya, Mexico, Turkey, Brazil, Uganda, Zambia, the United Kingdom, and parts of the United States.


In October 2021, WhatsApp and other Meta products suffered a six-hour outage that multiple security experts had blamed a domain name system (DNS) issue as a possible culprit.


The outage was the second in 2021 with the first happening in March.


It also marked the worst outage for the tech giant since 2008, when a bug knocked Facebook offline for about a day.

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