WhatsApp went down worldwide, rendering the over 1 billion active users of the messaging application confused and helpless. It does, however, appear to be back online brace yourself for all those incoming messages.
This outage begun around 8:10pm on this side of the globe.
A company spokesperson told Reuters, “WhatsApp is aware of the outage issue and working to fix it,” but offered no further details. There’s no word about today’s outage emanating from WhatsApp’s Twitter account, which hasn’t sent a tweet since August 2016, or its website.
WhatsApp’s woes follow another big internet story on Wednesday: a massive Google Docs phishing attack spread around the web, attempting to trick users into granting access to their Gmail accounts.
Google shut down the attack quickly, though we recommend staying vigilant against suspicious emails. Hey, at least now you can send a WhatsApp message to warn your friends, right?