Well, that didn't take long.
Just days after its acquisition by Facebook, WhatsApp experienced a major
outage. The company alerted users via its Twitter account, saying it was**
"experiencing server issues."**
Of course, as is the way of the social media world, users were quick to offer
up some pretty funny images and speculate on the cause of the outage. (Via
Twitter / ColTalbot1, GiorgiGuelcom, JaneHopkinsMBE, JoshConstine)
But TechCrunch reports it's probably not a diabolical plot by Mark Zuckerberg
or the founders out on vacation.
**"In reality, it's more likely that WhatsApp's $19 billion acquisition by
Facebook announced Wednesday led to a surge of signups and usage that has
overloaded its servers." **(Via TechCrunch)
The service has since come back online -- the company tweeted: **"WhatsApp
service has been restored. We are so sorry for the downtime … "**
A writer for The Next Web says the outage lasted about four hours, which
apparently didn't go over well with users. The tech site reports competing
service Telegram Messenger got quite the bump during the outage.
In fact, the company said it was registering 100 new users every second. (Via
Twitter / Telegram)
But Re/code suggests users shouldn't really ...