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Meta Confirms WhatsApp Shutdown, Preventing Users From Sending Messages

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American multinational technology conglomerate, META, has confirmed a WhatsApp outage on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

According to CNN, WhatsApp is having a significant outage that prevents some users from using the platform to send messages.

The business, which also owns Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp among other products and services, stated that it is making every effort to restore service as soon as possible.

The reports state that there has been nearly 70,000 app-based reports of the outage, according to data from Down Detector.

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Speaking to CNN Business, the company spokesman said that they are aware of the problem and are attempting to resolve it.

“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble sending messages and we’re working to restore Whatsapp for everyone as quickly as possible,” said the spokesperson.

While some reported the service being restored at around 0850 GMT which is about 09:50 WAT per Barrons, social media users claimed they were unable to connect to the app or send any messages.

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On Tuesday, one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter around the world was #whatsappdown. Additionally, the outage was mentioned in millions of messages on Instagram, which is owned by Meta.

Nigerian Twitter users attempted to find humour amid the technical difficulties, joking that Twitter would attempt to take advantage of the circumstance and attract a flood of new connections in the ensuing hours if Meta does not find a solution to the Issue as soon as possible.

Ayomide holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and currently works as a News Writer. He has more than five years of experience in digital journalism, with a strong background in researching and writing compelling news.

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