Globally, WhatsApp services were reported to have crashed on Friday morning. Netizens reported that this also affected users in the UAE. According to Down detector.ae, more than 900 complaints were received in the UAE from users who encountered problems with WhatsApp services up to 12.55 am. However, more complaints have been reported from WhatsApp users in other parts of the world. Tens of thousands of complaints were lodged on the website at the same time. Most of the complaints came from users in Europe.
Soon after, WhatsApp, an instant messaging app, released a statement on Twitter. ‘You may be experiencing some issues while using WhatsApp right now. We’re trying to get things done again, ” I’ll give you an update soon, thank you for your patience. ‘ Said in a statement.
About half an hour later, WhatsApp reported that everything was fine. ‘We’re back. Happy chatting! ‘ But WhatsApp officials declined to give an explanation as to what caused the shutdown. This is not the first time the service has experienced technical issues globally. Last year, WhatsApp, a social messaging service, went on a six-hour strike, crippling the social media platform.