WhatsAppDown: WhatsApp crashes as world brings in New Year; Here is How Twitter explodes to brief outage


As the clock struck midnight, Whatsapp users across the globe experienced a brief outage on Monday, as people rushed to send their new year's wishes, the messaging service WhatsApp could not handle the traffic and it crashed around 12:10 a.m.

The Whatsapp users face a New Year Outage within ten minutes of revelry and were unable to wish and greet their friends and families for New Year through Whatsapp until 1:00 a.m. According to reports, the Service outage was majorly faced in Europe, Asia, and South America, VentureBeat.

A spokesperson for the messaging platforms said the issue had been resolved shortly after the outage. “We apologise for the inconvenience,” the WhatsApp spokesperson said.

Downdetector.in, a website that tracks outages of internet services, reported a big spike in the number of outages around midnight. According to its Live Outage Maps, WhatsApp services were down in several parts of India and Europe.


Another outage tracking platform, Outage.the report, revealed more than 3,000 reports of WhatsApp outage.

As soon as Whatsapp went down, people ran to Twitter to check if they were not the only ones wronged!. Sentiment ran both ways, as some rejoiced the outage while others were outraged by the Facebook's messaging service. Here is How people reacted to New Year's Outage!

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