WhatsApp is down and messages are not being sent – here’s what we know


There are around two billion WhatsApp users around the world who use the app monthly.

As of now, it looks like none of them can send WhatsApp messages.

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The image above shows the current state of the WhatsApp mobile app, with messages just waiting to be sent.

If you’ve noticed the same, don’t worry – it’s not you, there’s something wrong with WhatsApp.

I worry that when this issue is resolved, there will be a huge amount of messages suddenly sent around the world. This can cause additional strain on WhatsApp servers.

WhatsApp error message

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Here is the error message I’m getting when trying to make a video call. It definitely seems to be a WhatsApp side server issue.

Video calls via WhatsApp are also down. I just tried it and after a few seconds the call ends and a message says the video call failed and I should check my internet connection. Thank you WhatsApp.

Here’s what we’re seeing when using the web version of WhatsApp in a browser. As you can see, we cannot connect to WhatsApp servers and messages are not being sent.

A screenshot showing WhatsApp messages not being sent

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The Meta logo on a smartphone in front of the Facebook logo a little blurred in the background

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We have now received a comment from WhatsApp’s parent company Meta who said (according to Reuters): “We are aware that some people are having problems sending messages and we are working to restore WhatsApp for everyone as soon as possible.”

At least the memes are fun.

I had a check from the officer WhatsApp account on Twitter (opens in new tab)but so far haven’t posted anything about the issue but WhatsApp is on the rise in the UK so this is clearly a widespread issue.

Inactive detector screenshot

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According to the Downdetector website (opens in new tab)there has been a spike in people reporting problems with WhatsApp around 9 am BST (4 am ET, 1 am PT) on Tuesday, October 25th.

The most common issue is sending messages, which is the issue I have been experiencing as well as other members of the team.

Welcome to our WhatsApp is live blog. After seeing multiple reports about WhatsApp being down, I’ve tried sending a message on my own and it sure won’t send – instead I’m getting a clock icon next to the message, which suggests that the WhatsApp servers WhatsApp are crashing.

Very frustrating.

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