So WhatsApp went down globally for a few minutes and it made headline news.
The issue occurred because of a server problem and everyone was quick to get on Twitter or Facebook to ask others if their WhatsApp wasn’t working either. Apparently, people couldn’t send or receive messages using the Facebook-owned app. While the app looks normal, with chats and contacts able to load, but once a user tries to send anything, the app just shows a “connecting” message that never resolves itself or just a one-tick message.
Since the fault appeared to be on WhatsApp’s side, people were freaking out. Some even stated that they restarted their phone over and over again until they realised the phone was not the problem. But everything is back to normal as WhatsApp is okay again. Jesus, calm down, everyone.
Here are some tweets that were posted while this world crisis was happening:
So WhatsApp is down and so is my social life
— rel (@budakyellow_) November 3, 2017
Anggaplah WhatsApp down ni sebagai balasan dosa kita duk bahan budak WeChat
— Matluthfi90 (@Matluthfi90) November 3, 2017
When you see people complaining about WhatsApp being down but u hadn’t noticed coz yo single AF so you don’t get any messages there anyway. pic.twitter.com/MPwcRkNjdw
— #MUFCholic (@Timo_Utd) November 3, 2017
OMG Whatsapp crashed! What will people do now with all that free time??? How do we get thru the day and night now? Why is God so cruel?
— Dr.C.K.Narayan (@CK_Narayan) November 3, 2017
When whatsapp is down and the option of having a normal telephonic conversation sounds too extreme pic.twitter.com/Y9ak34RDLa
— Mayihlome (@MTshwete) November 3, 2017
— India Forums (@indiaforums) November 3, 2017
— I Can’t believe I (@Sboe747) November 3, 2017
— The Standard Digital (@StandardKenya) November 3, 2017