We are moving for several days in terms of falling popularity of services. If a couple of days ago it was Outlook (old Hotmail), which gave problems to its users, now it’s the turn of the most popular messaging application. After a few minutes, WhatsApp began to fail, and its fall is reflected both in Twitter and in measurement tools such as Downdetector. The problem seems to affect the connection when opening an application or using WhatsApp Web, as well as when sending and receiving messages. Moreover, all indications are that this is not the exceptional fall of Spain, as they also reveal problems in other areas, such as the United Kingdom.
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The fact is that this is not the first autumn that WhatsApp has experienced in recent weeks. Earlier this month, the service also suffered from problems for several hours, and many users were unable to log in to the application. In this case, problems worsen when the application is deleted and try again to register a phone number with an error message that is constantly repeated.
According to the live map of failures Downdetector, service problems are quite common between Spain, Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina and even Brazil. We have to remember that one of them is transferred to Spain, which explains that not many users report problems from the peninsula.
Check out the community: #Whatsapp not working ? It is strange that messages can be sent, not audio. Those who hate audio should be happy ?
– Eva Alonzo (@evealonzo) November 30, 2018
Twitter users have also begun to respond to application crashes. Some indicate that the service does not work directly, but there are others who also explain that problems arise when sending audio files instead of messages. Will it take hours for the problem to be fixed, or will it be faster for the service to work for all users?