The World Isn’t Ending; It’s Just That WhatsApp Was Down for 45 Mins


So, I thought there was something wrong with my connection earlier, when a message I sent came with a clock sign instead of the usual double ticks.

Pretty sure it was due to my connection, I did everything a sane person would do: restart the phone and swing my phone around, as if it needed more air to get its 4G connection.

Never have I expected it to be this: WhatsApp was down.

Not sure when it started for you, but according to Channel NewsAsia, users started to report the downtime since 4:30 p.m.

If you would go to your WhatsApp, tap on Settings, Help, then Contact Us, you’ll see this.

At around 5:13 p.m., I check my phone again and the two ticks appeared. And finally, messages came streaming in.

In other words, the world is back to normal. At least for now.

According to The Independent UK, the problem occurred primarily in Western Europe and Asia, and last I checked, Singapore is in Asia.

A glance on also showed that the service is back up: with a spike of the downtime reports at 4:30 p.m. and a restoration of the service at about 5:15 p.m., that’s a downtime of 45 minutes.

That’s enough time for a good dinner, but I guess in 2017 when connectivity is life, that is like 45 years.

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