Facebook Owned Whatsapp Faces Server Issues

Posted on Feb 24, 2014
By Gaurav Aidasani

 As Facebook newly acquired Whatsapp, the messaging giant faced a temporary outage for about 210 minutes. This server problem was reported by thousands of users all around the world. Whatsapp acknowledged this problem as well via twitter, with a tweet that said “sorry we currently experiencing server issues. We hope to be back up and recovered shortly.”

As the messaging giant sprang back to life, users complained that the “last seen” stamps were no more visible to them. However, now the issue has been resolved and they are appearing again.

About the same time that the tweet came up, Jan Koum, CEO of Whatsapp, apparently mailed the Wall Street Journal which said “we had a server outage, should be OK now.”

The users of this messaging service were all over twitter asking if Whatsapp was down. Also, many came up with hilarious memes which joked about Zuckerberg was meddling with the application after buying it.
However, this might have happened because of the Facebook’s recent $19 billion acquisition of Whatsapp; there could be a surge of sign ups on the application, resulting in server issues.