META has announced the restoration of services to Whatsapp internet operations after almost two hours of outage on Tuesday.
Announcing the breakdown of Whatsapp services earlier, Meta said that users are currently unable to send or receive messages on the app.
The outage has prevented sending messages to groups, while personal messages display only one tick, an indication that they are sent but not delivered.
Reports say WhatsApp crashed in 2017 and the outage lasted over two hours. No official communication from WhatsApp regarding the reason for the outage.
On Monday, October 4, 2021, WhatsApp, now owned by Meta, crashed alongside its sister apps, Facebook and Instagram. This outage lasted several hours with tens of millions of users, including businesses, affected across the world.
“To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we’re sorry. We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now,” Facebook wrote in a tweet after the October 2021 crash.
Down Detector, an online platform that provides users with real-time information about the status of various websites and services, said it had received over 80,000 complaints about the outage within an hour.