WhatsApp Restored Its Work after a Failure That Lasted 2 Hours
Last Tuesday, unexpectedly for residents of many countries, WhatsApp stopped working for as much as 2 hours. But thanks to the well-coordinated work of the Meta developers, the problem was solved in the shortest possible time, and millions of users around the world were able to continue using the instant messaging application. Already at 2:10 a.m. access to the application was fully restored for all users. The main cause of the malfunction was discovered to be a technical error. Representatives of the Meta made an official statement, where they apologized for the inconvenience.
This event was preceded by a number of problems and malfunctions in the application, which users started complaining about in the morning. For example, there were reports of the inability to send a message, register, change profile data or enter privacy settings. During the forced shutdown of the application, tens of thousands of people filed complaints. According to WhatsApp, the problem was due to an internal malfunction and users could not influence what was happening in any way.
As soon as there was a failure in the work of WhatsApp, Meta representatives immediately reported that they were doing everything possible to fix the problem as soon as possible. In view of the fact that the service has long been an extremely important infrastructure even at the state level, as well as a place of communication for millions of people, ensuring its smooth operation is extremely important. Statistics for 2020 show that users send more than 100 billion messages per day.
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