Following an hour of a worldwide blackout, WhatsApp came back to regularity minutes into the new year 2018.
Indeed, even India, which accounts for 200 million WhatsApp user, the greatest market for the messaging giant, saw a blackout well into New Year 2018. A few people vented their outrage, but more shared entertaining images and inquired as to whether they were additionally confronting issues with WhatsApp on their phones by means of Twitter. Presently, it has come back to commonality.
“WhatsApp users around the world experienced a brief outage today that has now been resolved”, a WhatsApp representative said in an announcement to Reuters.
There is no official word on what caused the issue, but it is destined to be caused by a sudden spike in video/sound calls between billions of clients to trade new year wishes.
In a related advancement, WhatsApp has formally suspended support for gadgets running BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Microsoft Windows 8.0 or more seasoned software.
On a brighter note, WhatsApp is relatively finished with the beta testing the Private Reply feature in the WhatsApp group. It really went live on a few smartphones with v2.17.342 refresh, several days prior, but was taken out immediately with newer firmware v2.17.344.