Published: Mon, January 20, 2020
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

WhatsApp down: Users report being unable to change status, share images

WhatsApp down: Users report being unable to change status, share images

Users are complaining that they are unable to send GIFs, stickers, images, or voice messages, with many saying they can not update their statuses as well. Following Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp in 2014 (at a cost of some $22 billion), both Jan Koum and Brian Acton, the app's co-founders, have left the group over clashes of vision relating to advertising and privacy. Downdetector claims the service has been experiencing issued since 6:43 AM EST.

Most users immediately went to Twitter to find out about the problem and check if others were facing the same issue. Most of the users were specifically unable to send media or update their Whatsapp status. "Ughhhh we're going to have to use SMS like cavemen", another user wrote.

WhatsApp, the popular messaging application is now not working properly on both iOS and Android platforms worldwide. In the U.S., WhatsApp is seen as a tool for consumers and used mostly as a tool for sending and receiving messages.

The app's secure encryption and vast user base make it popular among protesters who want to evade authorities during periods of civil unrest.

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Over 500 million people worldwide use the Facebook-owned app on a daily basis.

According to, the problem started in the evening around 4 p.m. and alive outage map showed users in India, Europe, Brazil and in Southeast Asia were affected by the outage. Check the update and if it won't show any update wait for few minutes. And that's why WhatsApp, along with its parent company Facebook and sister platform Instagram are rolling creative features to keep users more engaged.

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