WhatsApp is down once again
That first outage was quite a boon for rival messaging app Telegram, which was signing up 100 new members each second. And the African subsidiary of condom maker Durex sent out a tweet reminding people what they could do instead of sitting back and waiting for WhatsApp to return to service.
Whatever your backup plan is for messaging, better load it on your mobile device now. You can also drop us a comment telling us your experience with WhatsApp this afternoon. And if the service comes back up for you, let us know that as well. If you have Windows Phone, WhatsApp was recently pulled from the Windows Phone Store due to bugs that drained the batteries of Windows Phone handsets. There is talk that Microsoft is teaming up with WhatsApp to bring the messaging app back to the platform.