Updated on October 25 at 10:30 PM: A spokesperson for WhatsApp-owned Meta issued a statement on the WhatsApp outage. “A technical glitch on our side caused a brief stoppage and has now been resolved. The WhatsApp outage mainly affected India and lasted for a few hours. Affected users will not be able to send and receive messages, images and videos on the messaging platform.
WhatsApp was suspended in India on Tuesday, October 25, after thousands of users reported problems sending and receiving messages on the platform. The reason for the WhatsApp outage is currently unclear. According to DownDetector.in, around 6,000 users in several parts of India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata, have reported experiencing problems with WhatsApp. India seems to be the most affected by this WhatsApp outage as the problem is less in the US.
At the time of writing this article, we were unable to send or receive messages on WhatsApp. A server-level issue seems to have caused the WhatsApp outage. The company is yet to give a statement as to why WhatsApp is down in India.
The WhatsApp outage occurred just a day after Diwali, a major festive holiday that sees a huge amount of Diwali-related messages being shared on the messaging service.
WhatsApp said on Wednesday night that it was down for 2 hours due to a technical glitch. This is now fixed. Due to prolonged downtime, users are looking for WhatsApp alternatives.
As WhatsApp has been discontinued in India, users can look for WhatsApp alternatives to continue sending messages to their friends and family members. Telegram, Signal and Wire are some good WhatsApp alternatives available for users in India.