WhatsApp crashes as people usher in 2018

ANI | Updated: Jan 01, 2018 03:35 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 1 (ANI): As the clock struck midnight and people rushed to send their new year's wishes, the messaging service WhatsApp could not handle the traffic and it crashed around 12:10 a.m.

The messaging app went down within ten minutes of revelry and was not restored until 1:00 a.m.

In times of such crisis, where else could the people go but on Twitter to check if they were not the only ones wronged!

Sentiment ran both ways, as some rejoiced the outage while others were outraged with the Facebook's messaging service.

"WhatsApp" started trending on the micro blogging site in no time, and the Twitterati went scrounging for the best GIFs to express their feelings.

"#WhatsApp users in different regions of the World facing downtime. Retweet if you're facing the same issue. #WhatsAppDown #HappyNewYear #NewYear," one user tweeted.

Twitter came to the rescue of this confused user whose messages were not getting delivered.

"#WhatsApp down

1-Sends message on WhatsApp

2-unable to send

3-checks internet connectivity

4-confirms #whatsappdown on Twitter .

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚, " the tweet read.

It came as a boon to some.

"A group admin just threatened to remove me and now Whatsapp is down, making him unemployed. See God," read one tweet.

But others were clearly not happy!

"Why won't WhatsApp be down when some of you will be uploading status updates every seconds like you are sewing," read one tweet.

The moment also called for a jibe at those who taught their relatives to use Whatsapp!

"Whatsapp is down because you taught your relatives how to forward messages to all their contacts at the same timeπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

#whatsappdown," tweeted another user.

After 1:00 a.m., the well-meaning folks informed that Whatsapp was back.

"UPDATE: #WhatsApp is back! It's now working again, check your WhatsApp. πŸ‘ #WhatsAppDown," one user tweeted

The hoopla ended and the users could finally be at ease after sending their wishes. (ANI)

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