Downdetector, popular website that reports outage of all kind of digital services, reported near 1:21 PM EST that Whatsapp is down which was further confirmed by users across globe on twitter today.
Thousands of users across globe started tweeting that they are not able to send and receive messages or facing issues with the app. #Whatsapp became the most trending while the Whatsapp was down.
— Lewis Iwu (@lewisiwu) January 22, 2019
When you suspect that #WhatsApp is down so you look on Twitter. And others have the same issue so: yes it’s down. 🙄😩
— Alison Hendry (@allyy__08) January 22, 2019
Loneliness hits hard when #WhatsApp down
— Ungoogleable (@UngoogleableMan) January 22, 2019
This issues seems to have been resolved within 90 minutes of outage after the complaints have started to kick in.
WhatsApp has not publicly revealed the reason behind this outage. Although there is a public Twitter feed for this but it has not posted since 2016 and often does not inform users of outages.
Whatsapp is one of the world’s most popular mobile messaging platforms in the world with around 1.5 billion users logging in to the app each month.