WhatsApp experiencing server issues, UPDATE: messaging services restored

As if WhatsApp was not in the news enough already, a few readers sent us tips about WhatsApp being down. It is not just you, the servers are not performing their assigned task it would seem.

For what it is worth, the WhatsApp gang in California is pretty good about getting things up and running again. Based on previous activity with the company’s official “status” Twitter feed, WhatsApp seems to have an issue about once a month.

The formal announcement went out about an hour ago, and we have not seen any instance where it took more than a few hours to get their boards reading “green.” In the meantime, do not forget good old fashioned SMS, or GroupMe, or Skype, or a host of other services that can handle your messaging needs.

Meanwhile, thanks to our readers that gave us the heads up.

UPDATE: WhatsApp services are back up.  We have been using it for a few minutes now and WhatsApp has confirmed the restoration. 

source: WhatsApp (Twitter)



1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Switching original (what's app) server to Facebook server.

2. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Waiting for the past 4-5 hours!

3. wilsong17 unregistered

telegram is working i see many people switching

7. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

I switched.. :D

4. Barracuda

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

Switched to Telegram too :-), wife and immediate family as well.

5. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

dont worry ppl the nsa was just hooking up there stuff....

6. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Still offline in Romania from yesterday. I tried to send some messages but didn't work

8. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

Good bye Whatsapp, deleted.

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