WhatsApp goes offline on the day when Facebook released quarterly results

On the day when Facebook released its quarterly results, with founder Mark Zuckerbeg stating that the “community now has more than 1.9 billion people, including almost 1.3 billion people active every day,” one of Facebook’s other social media platform, WhatsApp, is experiencing a downtime.

The downtime, which began at around 11pm EAT, has meant that users are not able to send or receive messages or even make calls – both voice and video.

And the service outage seems to be global as can be seen from the comments below from DownDetecter:

However, seems that since the outage has taken place just before midnight, when most people are most likely in bed or about to retire to bed, it has gone unnoticed in Kenya. Otherwise, it be trending by now. However, it’s trending globally on Twitter…,

But not in Kenya…

However, by the time of publishing this post, WhatsApp was back up, after being offline for over 2 hours, from around 11pm last night.

On its latest quarterly results, Facebook stated that WhatsApp currently records over 1 billion users each month.

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