WhatsApp is back to work after more than two hours of worldwide downtime. The outages began between 8:30 and 9, Italian time. Users were unable to send messages either privately or in chat both on the app and on the desktop version. And it was not the classic blue check of the message sent, but the symbol of the clock.
“We know that today people have had problems sending messages on WhatsApp. We have solved the problem, we apologize for any inconvenience”: explains a WhatsApp spokesperson without specifying the reasons for the block.
The chat owned by the Meta group has become an infrastructure in many markets, used by 2 billion people, including institutions and governments and increasingly important with smart working that has grown into a pandemic. As of 2020, the service has been used to send over 100 billion messages per day.
During the disruption, the other Meta platforms such as Facebook and Instagram instead worked correctly. As usual, messages with the hashtag #Whatsappdown appeared on Twitter.
The latest WhatsApp disruptions date back to about a year ago, on October 4, 2021 when there was a ‘down’ of all the apps of the Meta group, including Instagram and Facebook, for six hours. On that occasion, after the restoration of services, the official apology of the founder Mark Zuckerberg had also arrived.
“We are aware that some people are having problems sending messages. We are working to restore WhatsApp as soon as possible,” explains a spokesperson for WhatsApp.
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