WhatsApp Suffers a Second Worldwide Outage This Year
While 2017 seems to be a golden year for tech developments like the launch of self-driving cars, camera drones and the illustrious iPhone 8, yet there have been some major tech-related setbacks like mass hackings, security breaches and down times. The globally popular messaging service, WhatsApp had to put up with a second outage this year as many clients across the planet protested about connectivity issues this Wednesday night.
WhatsApp clients were ineffectual at sending or receiving any kind of messages for a diminutive period of time last night.
WhatsApp has 1 billion worldwide users thus far. Its users include a wide range of clients from businessmen to government agencies. Any impediment in its services generate an immense hullabaloo. An analogous connectivity problem distressed WhatsApp two weeks ago.
Many of the WhatsApp users turned to twitter to take out their frustrations:
Sadly, WhatsApp currently doesn’t sustain a status page which would alert its clients when dealing with an outage or such connectivity issue. A Twitter account looked determined to serve that cause which hasn’t been updated since 2014.
Monitoring website Down Detector made a statement that nearly half of the complaints which were received (56 per cent) were associated with connectivity issues, while 32 per cent of the logged complaints were associated with the site as the complaints were about troubles regarding message reception.
One can only hope that this won’t become an inveterate attribute as millions of customers rely on WhatsApp on a day by day basis.