WhatsApp Experiences Brief Outage Due to Heavy Traffic on New Year’s Eve
On New Year’s Eve, WhatsApp suffers brief downtime, keeping some users from getting and sending New Year wishes. According to a website, DownDetector, which monitors service outages and interruptions, the outage in WhatsApp basically started in Germany and UK but US seems to be hugely affected. The Facebook-owned mobile messaging app has a significant user base of over 900 million and works on almost all platforms, including Android, iOS and Windows Phones. With such a huge traffic of over10 billion messages daily, it is no surprise how much people worldwide freaked out when WhatsApp went down.
The messaging app reportedly started facing problems in some parts of Europe after 4:30 pm. There was no update about the outage on the official Facebook and Twitter accounts of the company but the spokesperson confirmed that issues have been resolved in some areas and they are working to sort out that.