WhatsApp has been down since 12.30 p.m. today, with users unable to send messages to group chats and only one tick appearing on messages sent to individuals. Many WhatsApp users worldwide reported problems with their chats.
Downdetector is reporting a significant increase, with approximately 30,000 reports online. Users report that their messages are not being delivered. Even when the messages are delivered, the app does not display the delivery status. Most metro cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Lucknow, appear to be hotspots on the Downdetector live outage map.
According to Meta “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble sending messages, and we’re working to restore WhatsApp for everyone as soon as possible,” a Meta company spokesperson said.
The parent company of WhatsApp and Facebook, Meta, stated that they are working to resolve the problem. “We are aware that some people are currently experiencing difficulties sending messages, and we are working to restore WhatsApp for everyone as soon as possible,” said a Meta spokesperson.
#UPDATE | “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,” Meta Company Spokesperson https://t.co/mcKecXLdVO
— ANI (@ANI) October 25, 2022
It should be noted that WhatsApp has approximately 500 million users in India alone, with over 2.5 billion users worldwide. Every day, WhatsApp receives over 5 billion messages. “Every day, 5.5 billion unencrypted SMS messages are sent. Your WhatsApp messages will not be among them. With automatic end-to-end encryption, you can usher in a new era of personal privacy “On October 17, the instant messaging platform said in a Tweet.