Messaging app was down for hours, just days after news of $19 billion acquisition by Facebook
The messaging app WhatsApp suffered an hours-long outage on Saturday just days after it entered into a $19 billion deal with Facebook.
WhatsApp was inaccessible to many users around the globe, and many users flocked to Twitter to voice their discontent with Facebook, who just agreed Wednesday to buy the popular internet messaging service.
The company announced in a tweet Saturday it was encountering a server issue:
sorry we currently experiencing server issues. we hope to be back up and recovered shortly.—
WhatsApp Status (@wa_status) February 22, 2014
Users were quick to point fingers at the social media giant, though it’s unclear what caused WhatsApp to crash.
Awww…Is your whatsapp down? Don't worry it's only Facebook downloading your pictures…—
Dude (@AngrezAwara) February 22, 2014
so facebook bought whatsapp 5 mins ago and its already not working.. facebook never fails at leting us down 👌—
Amy. (@iWizardStyles) February 22, 2014