WhatsApp Services Restored Following Global Outage

WhatsApp, owned by Meta Platforms, resumed normal operations on Wednesday after experiencing an extensive outage that disrupted services for thousands of users worldwide.
WhatsApp for calling on smartphoneThe messaging app confirmed in a post on the social media platform X that the issues causing the disruption had been successfully resolved.

During the peak of the outage, over 24,000 WhatsApp users in the United States were affected, while Instagram, another platform under Meta’s umbrella, reported over 5,000 outages, according to data from Downdetector.

Although the majority of services were restored, around 1,000 Instagram users in the United States continued to experience difficulties, as indicated by Downdetector’s outage tracking data, which aggregates status reports from various sources, including user-submitted errors.

The outage also impacted a significant number of users in other countries such as India, the United Kingdom, and Brazil, according to Downdetector data.

Meta Platforms, the parent company of WhatsApp and Instagram, did not provide an immediate response to a request for comment from Reuters.

This recent disruption comes after a similar incident last month, where hundreds of thousands of users of Meta’s Facebook and Instagram platforms experienced a global outage lasting over two hours, attributed to a technical issue.

Meta Platforms boasts approximately 3.19 billion daily active users across its suite of apps, which includes WhatsApp, Instagram, and Threads.

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