Is WhatsApp down because it’s been hacked? What is the cause of the social networking site’s downtime?
WHATSAPP, as well as the social media giants Instagram and Facebook, has been shut down. What is the cause of the social networking site’s outage, and does this indicate that the service has been hacked? WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging application, has gone offline. The service, as well as social media giants Instagram and Facebook, have experienced disruptions, according to users. The Facebook firm owns all three of the apps.
On Monday afternoon, around 4:44pm, there were reports that WhatsApp was not working properly.
Thousands of users in the United Kingdom were unable to send or receive messages.
WhatsApp users in the United Kingdom have also reported issues with sending and receiving messages, photos, documents, and videos.
The widespread outage also hampered video and voice calls.
At the time of writing, the outage was affecting more than 47,200 people, according to DownDetector, an independent organization that records customer complaints about online service customers across social media.
“Is it just for me or are Instagram and WhatsApp acting up?” one Twitter user, Joonahsgirl, asked.
“Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram are all down and in the UK!!” wrote another user, James Allen.
The issues were caused by a Facebook service outage that affected a large number of people.
At this time, the IT giant has not stated why the failures occurred.
When it comes to its services falling down, Facebook is notoriously mysterious, often not revealing the reason until after the service has been restored.
Users might never know what caused the disruptions in some circumstances.
At 5:16 p.m., WhatsApp sent out a Tweet. “We’re aware that some people are having difficulty using WhatsApp right now,” it said.
“We’re striving to restore normalcy and will provide an update as soon as possible.”
“I appreciate your patience!”
What’s going on in your neighborhood? Add your postcode or go to InYourArea.com to find out. There’s no way of knowing for sure whether WhatsApp’s service disruptions are the consequence of a hack.
The cause of the outage has yet to be determined by WhatsApp or its parent firm, Facebook.