back to article WhatsApp is more like WhatsDown: Messenger collapsed for millions

It's not you, it's WhatsApp. The Facebook-owned messenger app used by more than a billion people worldwide abruptly stopped working today. Since about 2000 UTC (1600 ET, 1300 PT), the chat software was unable to send or receive texts. DownDetector.com was, and still is, flooded with complaints of busted service from netizens …

  1. Steve Evans

    Probably installing all the spy hooks demanded by various governments.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I laughed

    Until I stopped

  3. Winkypop Silver badge
    Joke

    Litigation? Take-down? Copyright?

    Maybe that prior-art legal action from Mr B. Bunny of Pismo Beach has legs after all, Doc!

  4. Alister Silver badge

    They don't host it on Cloudflare do they?

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    At that time...

    It must have been a cleaner plugging a vacuum in or dusting a keyboard.

  6. teknopaul Silver badge

    millions of concurrent connections

    whatsapp famously achieve millions of concurrent connections per server. perhaps its time the penny pinchers added more boxes?

    1. Korev Silver badge
      Boffin

      Re: millions of concurrent connections

      Not penny pinchers, just excellent, scalable code and architecture :)

  7. TrumpSlurp the Troll Silver badge

    Not seen anything here

    We use this all the time (sort of) to keep in touch with the globally dispersed.

    No obvious down time but we weren't chatting in the wee small hours UK time.

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