- WhatsApp services have been restored both on mobile phones and laptops after a two-hour technical fault
- Users of the Meta-owned social media platform had used other sites like Twitter and Facebook to voice their complaints
- The subscribers were unable to send and receive messages on the app around 8am on Tuesday, October 25
WhatsApp users worldwide can now send and receive messages to and from their contacts.
The social media platform owned by Meta restored its services after billions of its subscribers were unable to send and receive messages, Channels TV reports.
Among subscribers who noticed the faults were Nigerians, most of whom use the app for business and remote working.
The fault was said to have forced users to go to other messaging sites to express their displeasure and pain as both the mobile and web versions of the platform had the same problem.
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WhatsApp breaks down, users unable to send, receive messages
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 was said to be potentially affecting billions of users across the world at the moment.
The general complaint was that the app was allowing subscribers to type messages, but then when the send button is clicked, the messages are stuck and are never delivered.
However, Meta Platforms has said that it is aware of the issue, adding that it is working on resolving it soonest.
WhatsApp to launch new updates soon
Legit.ng 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. Below is one of the new features currently available only for beta testers or under development.
Editing messages after sending
Just like Twitter, WhatsApp is currently testing a new feature that will make it possible for users to edit their sent messages within 15 minutes after being sent.