#WhatsAppDown trended as many WhatsApp users experienced an outage of the app last night, Zambia inclusive.
WhatsApp has apologized for the inconvenience caused in a statement via email, as TechCrunch reports, but still has not said what was wrong:
“Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours. We have now fixed the issue and apologize for the inconvenience.”
None of WhatsApp’s social media pages have updated the public with what happened and they have not written anything on their blog either.
DownDetector reported over 21000 reports about the outage between 21:00 – 22:00hrs last night:
Here’s what some users had to say;
Whatsapp is down and I want to update my Whatsapp status that ‘Whatsapp is down’ but I cannot because Whatsapp is down 🙁
— f@had Mas¤¤d (@fahad8five) May 3, 2017
Then there are single people who after seeing #whatsappdown checked if it is really down.😂
— sundas (@story_swapped) May 4, 2017
We live in a world where temporary lack of access to Whatsapp makes the news. Permenant lack of access to clean water doesn’t #whatsappdown
— Jon&Tonic (@juanjuego) May 4, 2017
#whatsappdown What’s up with WhatsApp? Guaranteed people switched phones on and off/airplane mode/wifi.. back to old skl texts😂
— Christiana (@xtiana_1) May 3, 2017
I wonder how many devices were restarted upon finding #whatsappdown Must be in the gezillions at a conservative estimate!
— John Coghlan (@Seanccanarias) May 3, 2017