Sarah Perez / TechCrunch - 2 years ago
  • The company today has over 1.2 billion users, and is relied upon as the main means of messaging for many people, particularly in emerging markets like India.
  • The outage was first reported by Reuters, which noted that “whatsappdown” was a trending item on Twitter in countries like India, the app’s biggest market with around 200 million of WhatsApp’s over one billion users.
  • WhatsApp today released a brief statement, confirming the outage’s global scale after the situation was resolved.
  • “Earlier today, WhatsApp users globally had trouble accessing the app for about an hour.