Can’t send WhatsApp messages? You’re not the only one. This article covers an evolving story. Check back with us regularly as we will add more information as it becomes available.
WhatsApp is experiencing an outage in the early hours of Tuesday, October 25, with many users in Europe and other parts of the world reporting that the service is down. Okibata.com writers are also running into the problem that the app won’t allow you to send or receive messages. You can read your existing messages and any new messages you send will be greeted by a clock indicating that they have not been sent.
A spokesperson for Meta, WhatsApp’s parent company, said: “We are aware that some people are currently having problems sending messages and we are working to restore WhatsApp to everyone as soon as possible. There is no exact word at this time. when service resumes.
Downdetector further confirms the problems, which appear to have started around 3 a.m. EST. Reports delayed after an hour, but the problem seems to persist and the topic remains popular on Twitter.
Last October, all of Meta’s services had a major outage, preventing users from logging in to Facebook, WhatsApp or Instagram. This issue has been confirmed to be related to Facebook’s Domain Name System (DNS), but it’s unclear if it’s a similar issue here. Outages have been reported for Facebook and Instagram on Downdetector, but none as dramatic as WhatsApp’s wave of notifications.