Breaking: WhatsApp Breaks Down, Users Unable to Send, Receive Messages

Breaking: WhatsApp Breaks Down, Users Unable to Send, Receive Messages

  • The Meta-owned social messaging app, WhatsApp, is having a serious technical issue, with users being unable to send and receive messages
  • This major fault was noticed by subscribers throughout the world on the morning of Tuesday, October 25
  • But Meta Platforms has stated that it is aware of the problem and is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible

Users of the world's most popular instant messaging app, WhatsApp, on Tuesday, October 25, noticed that they could not send or receive messages.

This sudden technical error is said to be potentially affecting billions of users across the world at the moment, The Independent reports.

At the moment, messages on the app are not being delivered (Photo: @WhatsApp)
Source: Twitter

The general complaint is that the app, for now, allows subscribers to type messages, but when the send button is clicked, the messages are stuck and are never delivered.

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However, Meta Platform has said that it is aware of the issue, adding that it is working on resolving it soonest.

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A Meta spokesperson was quoted saying:

“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.” reported earlier that WhatsApp was set to launch some new updates to improve user experience on the instant messaging platform.

The meta-owned app is reportedly working on updates that will increase the current group chat participants limit. Screenshots of images and videos will be reduced to “view once”, giving captions to document sharing.

Users should also be expecting WhatsApp premium features for business WhatsApp on selected plans.

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Below is the list of new features currently available only for beta testers or under development.

Editing messages after sending

WhatsApp is working on allowing its users to edit messages after they have been sent within a timeframe. Just like Twitter, WhatsApp is currently testing a new feature that will allow users to edit their messages within 15 minutes after being sent.

WhatsApp Group participants are to be increased to 1,024

Also, WhatsApp is reported to be planning to increase the number of group participants.

The limit of group participants is currently 512, but the meta-owned messaging platform is working on allowing users to add up to 1,024 members in a group.


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