WhatsApp down at the moment in Europe and parts of the U.S., Canada and South America

WhatsApp down at the moment in Europe and parts of the U.S., Canada and South America
Most likely a result of heavy New Year's Eve messaging traffic, WhatsApp is currently down. While we received a email from a reader in India who told us that the app was not working in the country, other reports indicate that the app stopped working globally at 11:28am EST and remained off for 39 minutes before service resumed. But then, a second outage started and the service remains down.

Areas where WhatsApp's service is down include much of Europe, the east coast of America, Canada and South America. Even if a WhatsApp subscriber has a working Wi-Fi or cellular connection, the app apparently fails to connect to the internet. The website Downdetector.co.uk shows a surge in the number of WhatsApp outages reported in the last 24 hours in the U.K., from four Wednesday afternoon to over 5000 today.

A satellite map that tracks WhatsApp shows a large area in Europe that is affected by the outage, and the small pockets along the eastern U.S. where the service is down.

WhatsApp released an official statement to the Daily Mail in the U.K. which states, "Some people have had trouble accessing WhatsApp for a short period today. We're working to restore service back to 100% for everyone and we apologize for the inconvenience." Facebook closed on its acquisition of WhatsApp in October 2014 with the final price reaching $21 billion.

source: DailyMail



1. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

I guess that's why my messages aren't being sent. I was thinking it was my phone although it showed I had an internet connection.

2. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

When Whatsapp is at fault, it puts the blaim on you via it's no-internet-connection shenanigan!

3. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Seems to be working here in Canada

4. mixedfish

Posts: 1567; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Worst chat app ever.

5. phaneendra_92

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 12, 2013

Even in india toooo unfortunately server works exactly 12am Jan 1st....

6. SBT-07

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

Yeah, it's true. Even last night after 00:00 I couldn't sent anything (Germany)

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