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WhatsApp is Down Globally: speculated Cyber attack, Users can’t exchange messages

WhatsApp Down Globally : Instant messaging app WhatsApp has been down since 12.30pm today as users were unable to send messages to group chats and messages sent to individuals were showing only one tick. Many WhatsApp users have reported issues with their chats around the world.

However, an official response is yet to come from Meta, the parent company of WhatsApp and Facebook. Not just smartphone users, WhatsApp web and WhatsApp desktop apps were also down. It is not clear how long it will take for WhatsApp to return to normal.

It may be noted that WhatsApp has around 500 million users in India alone and more than 2.5 billion users worldwide. WhatsApp records more than 5 billion messages daily. “5.5 billion unencrypted text messages are sent every day. With WhatsApp, your messages won’t be one of them. Enter a new era of personal privacy with automatic end-to-end encryption,” the instant messaging platform tweeted on October 17.

Meanwhile, social media users flooded Twitter with lots of WhatsApp memes. Several users noted that they came to Twitter to check if WhatsApp is not working for all users.

“I came to see if whatsapp one tick works,” wrote a Twitter user.

“People are coming to Twitter to find out if WhatsApp is down,” another user tweeted.

“I’m not the only one who opened twitter to check if WhatsApp was down then,” another user responded.

“So I blamed my WiFi but I actually had to check on Twitter that WhatsApp was down,” said a Twitter user.

This is a developing story.

According to reports, Meta, which owns instant messaging app WhatsApp, is considering some big changes that should improve the overall user experience. Currently, the instant messaging platform is working on many updates, such as expanding chat groups, banning screenshots from the “View Once” feature, sharing documents with captions, and more.

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