WhatsApp suffers a crash, service problems for many users

WhatsApp suffers a crash, service problems for many users

We have been busy for a few days when it comes to drops in popular services. If a couple of days ago it was Outlook (the old Hotmail) that gave its users problems, now it is the turn of the most popular messaging app. For a few minutes WhatsApp has started to fail and its fall is being reflected both on Twitter and in measurement tools such as Downdetector. The problem seems to affect both the connection when opening the app or using WhatsApp Web and when sending and receiving messages. In addition, everything indicates that it is not an exclusive fall in Spain, since problems are also being detected in other areas such as the United Kingdom.


The fact is that it is not the first fall that WhatsApp has suffered in recent weeks. Earlier this month, the service also suffered problems for several hours and left many users unable to enter the app. In this case, the problems worsened when uninstalling the app and trying to register the phone number again with an error message that was constantly repeated.

According to Downdetector's live fault map, service problems are fairly spread across Spain, Mexico, Ecuador, Argentina, and even Brazil. Keep in mind that they are after one in Spain, which would explain why there are not so many users reporting problems from the peninsula.


Twitter users have also started to react to the app's failures. Some indicate that the service does not work directly, but there are others who also explain that the problems come when it comes to sending audios instead of messages. Will it take hours to fix the problem as well, or will they be faster to get the service up and running for all users this time?