Some Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the operational glitch experienced by popular instant messaging app Whatsapp.
GadgetsAfrica reported that users of the app in Nigeria observed the downtime around 8am.
A spokesperson for WhatsApp parent company Meta Platforms said on Tuesday, “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble sending messages and we’re working to restore WhatsApp for everyone as quickly as possible.” Users are even complaining about issues with the calling feature on WhatsApp.
“The app is not going past the ‘calling’ phase to the ringing phase. WhatsApp has undergone a similar outage last year in October. WhatsApp users are also turning to Twitter to report the outage. Considering the wide range of outages, this could be one of the worst episodes for the instant messaging application.”
Reacting to the development, one Twitter user, @Dreadedokiki tweeted, “Glo users don’t even know WhatsApp is down, it’s like routine to them 😂”
Another tweep with the username @DaddyHope added, “Don’t worry, your phone is fine, @WhatsApp is down in many countries.”
@Simplt_Abeer tweeted, “Sir. Down in Pakistan, Europe and USA too… I think they are updating it … or something very sus”
This is just as @Nytimes tweeted, “It’s not just your phone — WhatsApp is down for many users. The app said on Tuesday morning that it was working to restore service as quickly as possible.”
@Cocoshady_ also added, “Everyone coming to Twitter to see wah is wrong with WhatsApp #whatsappdown #WhatsApp”