WhatsApp is down and messages won’t be sent – here’s what we know

WhatsApp is down and messages won't be sent - here's what we know


2022-10-25 T09:06:20.276Z

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2022-10-25 T09: 04: 38.071Z

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2022-10-25 T09: 04: 03.662Z

Just as I wrote this post, a WhatsApp message has been sent! But you may find that sending messages takes longer than usual. This may be because WhatsApp is still working on the issue behind the scenes, and also with so many messages sent simultaneously, WhatsApp servers might get a real hammer for the time being.

2022-10-25 T09: 02: 30.143Z

Well, let’s not celebrate too soon – I just tried sending another message, and it took longer to send.

2022-10-25 T08:56:10.395Z

Messages you tried to send earlier now pass!

2022-10-25 T08:55:36.315Z

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It looks like more people are able to send messages now.

2022-10-25 T08:51:24.431Z

WhatsApp seems to be working for some people now, as someone on the team said they can now send messages. However, he does not work with other people on the team.

Hopefully this means that the WhatsApp team is implementing a fix as we speak.

2022-10-25 T08:44:58.231Z

There are around two billion WhatsApp users around the world who use the app every month.

As of now, it seems that none of them can send WhatsApp messages.

2022-10-25 T08:43:47.612Z

Screenshot showing WhatsApp messages not being sent on mobile

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The image above shows the current state of the WhatsApp mobile app, where the messages are just waiting to be sent.

If you notice the same, don’t worry – it’s not you, something is wrong with WhatsApp.

I am concerned that when this issue is resolved, there will be a huge number of messages suddenly sent around the world. This may cause additional stress on the WhatsApp servers.

2022-10-25 T08:40:26.474Z

WhatsApp error message

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Here is the error message I get when trying to make a video call. It definitely appears to be a server issue on the part of WhatsApp.

2022-10-25 T08:36:21.038Z

WhatsApp video calls are also dropping. I just tried it and after a few seconds the call ends and a message appears saying that the video call failed and that I have to check my internet connection. Thanks whatsapp.

2022-10-25 T08:33:49.347Z

Here’s what we see when using the web version of WhatsApp in a browser. As you can see, we cannot connect to the WhatsApp servers, and messages are not sent.

Screenshot showing WhatsApp messages not being sent

(Image credit: WhatsApp)
2022-10-25 T08:30:18.838Z

The Meta logo on the smartphone in front of the Facebook logo is slightly blurred in the background

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We have now received a comment from the parent company Meta of WhatsApp, which said (According to Reuters): “We understand that some people are currently having trouble sending messages and we are working to get everyone’s WhatsApp back ASAP.”

2022-10-25 T08:25:44.805Z

At least the memes are fun.

2022-10-25 T08:24:45,539Z

I checked the official WhatsApp Twitter account (Opens in a new tab)So far it hasn’t posted anything regarding the issue, but WhatsApp is trending in the UK, so this is clearly a widespread problem.

2022-10-25 T08:22:55.576Z

Screenshot of the bottom detector

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according to Downdetector site (Opens in a new tab)There has been a spike in the number of people reporting issues with WhatsApp since around 9 AM GMT (4 AM ET, 1 AM PT) on Tuesday October 25.

The most common problem is sending messages, which is the one I’m having, as well as other members of the TechRadar team.

2022-10-25 T08:17:57.837Z

Welcome to the WhatsApp is down live blog. After seeing several reports of WhatsApp crashing, I tried sending a message myself, and it definitely wouldn’t send – instead, I get the clock icon next to the message, which indicates a failure of the WhatsApp servers.

So frustrated.

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