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Users react to WhatsApp’s downtime on Tuesday

We’ve gathered some interesting reactions from WhatsApp users across social media, who were affected by the messaging app’s downtime witnessed on Tuesday morning.

WhatsApp stats

  • WhatsApp is an instant messaging and VoIP service
  • Originally founded and launched by Jan Koum and Bryan Acton in 2009
  • Acquired and operated by Meta, the owner of Facebook, Instagram, Oculus, etc. since 2014
  • Over 2 billion active monthly users
  • Globally available in over 180 countries
  • Operates two major versions, WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business
  • Recorded a yearly revenue of $8.7 billion in 2021 (all from the WhatsApp Business version).

If you are a WhatsApp user, you would have observed on Tuesday morning that your messages weren’t delivering, and neither were you receiving messages. Though sparingly, some messages dropped from time to time. 

It was a global server issues; nothing was wrong with your internet connections nor your phone. You may have topped up your data balance, restarted your phone over and over, switched airplane mode on/off. You did well. But none of that helped, did it?

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The cause of the WhatsApp’s downtown?

Meta’s response to the issue was rather too thin, “We know people had trouble sending messages on WhatsApp today. We have fixed the issue and apologise for any inconvenience.” ~ Meta.

Well, that response is expected, as the main selling point of WhatsApp is privacy and security for your communications on the platform. Everything is encrypted, including why the service was down for a while. (Just kidding).

Anyways, the main cause of the downtime remains unknown.

Snippets of users’ reactions on social media

Following the WhatsApp issues on Tuesday morning, users took to social media to share their experience. You know what social media users can be in every happenstance these digital age, especially with tweets. I’ve highlighted a few here to let you know you were never alone (lol).

Some were just reporting, some were confused, some were just being comics, while others saw a marketing opportunity for communication alternatives. Tweets below:

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1. The reporters

The comics

3. The brand marketers

Lipton gets the lift here – marketing
Twitter and Spotify get the lift – marketing

4. Others

Alright! That’s the few among hundreds of “WhatsApp down” tweets that made it to our snippet list. We’ll like to know your experience about the situation today. How did it affect you or anyone you know? Did it affect business in any way?

Also, how did the users’ reaction hit you? Which of them cracked you up? And what was your own reaction? Use the comment box pleassse…

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