WhatsApp is Currently Down, Fix for “Connecting” Error Coming [u]

WhatsApp is currently suffering from downtime which has spanned over a couple hours now. The company’s status Twitter account confirmed the outage is due to some “server issues”.

Users trying to use the messaging app currently are unable to, as all they see is the “connecting” message (which never connects). The last time there was a major outage was last December.

Just two days ago Facebook acquired the popular messaging app for $16 billion. Is WhatsApp working for you right now?

Update: Spoke too soon, looks like the service is now back for most users.

Update Feb. 23: WhatsApp’s founder Jan Koum tells Reuters the reason for the outage was due to a network router:

“We are sorry about the downtime,” wrote Koum. “It has been our longest and biggest outage in years. It was caused by a network router fault which cascaded into our servers.”

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