WhatsApp Goes Down Across the World

Is this Twilio’s fault? I honestly don’t know and I’m not saying it is. There are probably lots of things that could cause an outage and I’m not even sure Twilio is one of them.

WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, suffered a widespread global outage on Wednesday that lasted for several hours before being resolved, the company said.

“Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours. We have now fixed the issue and apologize for the inconvenience,” WhatsApp said in an email late Wednesday afternoon.

WhatsApp was down in parts of India, Canada, the United States and Brazil, according to Reuters journalists. It affected people who use the service on Apple Inc’s iOS operating system, Alphabet Inc’s Android and Microsoft Corp’s Windows mobile OS.

From http://www.reuters.com/article/us-whatsapp-outages-idUSKBN17…

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No, most definitely not Twilio’s fault.

All Twilio does to WhatsApp is confirm that phone numbers are legitimate for new subscribers. Otherwise Twilio provides no other function for WhatsApp.



Thanks Tinker.


I noticed that too as I’m one of those being affected. It was for about 1-2 hours.


Fine in Singapore - not that it’s of any comfort to you guys stateside.