WhatsApp apologise for making everyone resort to sending actual text messages again 4 years ago

WhatsApp apologise for making everyone resort to sending actual text messages again

That was a rough few hours.

Instant messaging app WhatsApp have apologised after the entire planet pretty much lost its mind for a few hours while the app was inaccessible on Wednesday night.

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All over the world, people realised the ludicrous extent to which we are now reliant on the world’s most popular messaging service, which is used by over a billion people worldwide.

WhatsApp delivered no public explanation for why its service was down on Wednesday via its website, its (dormant) Twitter or Facebook accounts, but did make a brief comment on the matter in a media statement obtained by Tech Crunch.

“Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours. We have now fixed the issue and apologise for the inconvenience,” the statement read.

While the WhatsApp issue did provide plenty of entertainment via the #whatsappdown and #whatsappisdown hashtags on Twitter last night, heaven forbid how we’d react if the outage actually lasted any more than a few hours.

Please don't put us through that again anytime soon, WhatsApp...

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