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WhatsApp Service Suspension

Authored by: Stephan Serowy — Aug 5, 2013

The world's most popular instant messaging service has been experiencing a few technical difficulties over the last few hours. In a tweet on the official WhastApp status account @wa_status this morning, the messaging giant announced they were experiencing a service interruption. 

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Don't tear your hair out - WhatsApp is working on it. / © Rolf van Melis/

The data transfer to the service seems to be working but nothing is coming out the other end. So don't rely on anyone getting a message you sent this morning. Thus far there has been no offical explanation offered for the disturbance, but this is usual for WhatsApp problems: announce, then fix. Suffice to say WhatsApp techs would be doing their best to resolve the issue.

So if you are experiencing problems with WhatsApp this morning, do not rack your brains about what you may have done to cause it - you're in the clear and so is your device. We'll let you know when the official all-clear comes in. Considering the last two outages WhatsApp reported were resolved in 10 minutes and then two and a half hours, this 6 hour outage must be a slightly bigger problem.

As the morning has dragged on we have seen more messages saying the service is working for some customers. And our own messages appear to be gradually filtering through, but not yet all of them. As the service is resumed and an official explanation offered, we'll fill you in. 

Have you been experiencing problems this morning? Or is WhatsApp working as per usual for you?

Via: SmartDroid Source: Twitter

After years of political journalism with WELT and ZEIT Online, it was time for Stephan to change direction. His background in social science and his enthusiasm about the future naturally led him to where socially transformative technology is being celebrated: AndroidPIT. He is a colossal science geek and a passionate musician, and he loves introducing people to the changing zeitgeist - beyond bare figures and spec sheets.


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  • Kris Carlon
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    Aug 5, 2013 Link to comment

    Hi Bob, if you want to delete WhastApp, just go into your phone's Settings menu and open the Apps menu. Scroll down until you find WhatsApp, click it and then click uninstall.

  • Bob o Aug 5, 2013 Link to comment

    How do I delete this app??????

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