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WhatsApp servers are down — it's not just you!

It's not just you — WhatsApp servers are down!
By Rene Ritchie on 25 May 2014 02:53 pm EDT
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WhatsApp, the incredibly popular instant messaging service recently purchased by Facebook for almost $20 bilion, is offline at the moment. So, yeah, it's not just you. It's the WhatsApp servers. There's no word yet on how long the outage will last, so let us know in the comments whether it's working for you yet, and if not, when it starts working again!

Reader comments

WhatsApp servers are down — it's not just you!

168 Comments

They have to change the name to "WhatSuck"....

BBM needs to come out with BBM Video Cross platform soon.

WhatSuck will die on the vine.

Founding Member of "Club Z30 "..... the most exclusive club in mobile

Hahahaha! I just got my mom on BBM! She has LG but it's her 1st smartphone, I'll get her on BB10 next.

 BlackBerry Q10  Keep The Faith 

Right?! This is like the fourth time WA has messed up or something. BBM baby!

Swiped via CB10 with my T-Mobile USA (Only T-Mo rep still pushing  )  ‎BlackBerry Q10...oh wait a sec....its my new  BlackBerry Z30 (STA100-5), son! The holy grail of phones! Once you go BlackBerry, everything else is wack-berry! LOL! #longestsignatureever

It's working, I didn't feel any outage though. Been chatting for the last 30 mins without any problems.

Z10-1, 10.2.1.2141 | Display Dungeon C00312731

If this was blackberry's servers and BBM was down this would've been international news and stock prices would've tanked tomorrow.

Pimp slappin iGeeks and Droinerds with my Q10

19yr old here. Stopped watching news a long time ago. The news I hear I make sure to verify. Wish most people would do a bit of that especially in this Nass media age

Posted via CB10

I'm impressed that someone your age is aware of biase in the press. I have always taught my children the ability to detect biase - unfortunately so many people believe everything they read!

Posted via CB10

I think we would all be surprised at what forms propaganda takes in the modern age. Public perception on just about any subject can be shifted for good and bad purposes. The danger is in believing everything you hear without further verification. Most people will hear something on the news and have their mind made up on the subject.

I'm scared.

Posted via CB10

I had an outage and then deleted app. Redownloaded it. Started working. Iphone users didn't seem to have an issue? All my friends are an iphone/android.

Posted via CB10

AGAIN? What a joke. Where is the media to expose whatscrap? I couldn't handle whatscrap and their NEVER ending problems.

Posted via CB10

I had whatsapp for a few months and didn't use it so I deleted it, but it really wasn't all that bad. In some ways better than bbm. Yes we get hated on needlessly a lot, but oftentimes BlackBerry fans are just as bad. WhatsApp isn't brutal, and BBM isn't perfect, we all just need to chill out sometimes

Posted via CB10

WhatsApp has its limitations.

I for one, could not use WhatsApp that broadcasts my phone number and "last seen" (online) status to several hundred customers who happen to have my phone's number.

I'd have to respond to every silly request at the most unusual times, even when some are drunk and texting nonsense. With BBM I can select whose PIN I accept, and whether I want to send them an "R".

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

I prefer BBM to WhatsApp and I use both. I just hate when I see on CB commets like iSheep and WhatsApp sucks, etc... it's silly, makes BlackBerry fans look like Justin Bieber fans

Posted via CB10

He doesn't give me his money for free, that's what. He's wasting it on a 3rd or 4th car. I'm sure I could put that money to better use.

Posted via CB10

Am in Nigeria, everything works fine. Just started a chat with my friend and he replied...so don't think it's global

Posted via CB10

Slow but not down here... I just communicated with my "Group".

Posted via my BlackBerry*Q10, Germany - SQN100-3, Running OS 10.2.1.2102

Freaky! Looks like your eyeball is popped out.
Oh yeah, any outage on another platform or non BlackBerry service looks good on 'em.

Privacy issues?
(Facebook ownership being only the latest one.)

No D/R, but two silly ticks that mean nothing.

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

Inability to send files outside of their designated types (pic, vid, voice note etc), what if I want to send a pdf/.doc/.ppt/.zip etc etc etc?? Definately not great for business purposes.

As well as your already stated reason of broadcasting my info indiscriminately to anyone with your phone number. 2 huge reasons I find the app not just worthless, but a huge pain in the ass.

Buy a bb, get a droid for free

Bbm launch for ios and android was a flop, convinced all my whatsapp group members to switch and it was buggy and not as feature rich as whatsapp. As the only BlackBerry defender in my circle of friends, had to eat a huge slice of humble pie.

Posted via CB10

And yet some people I tried to switch to Bbm from whatsapp specifically used outages as a reason they wouldn't switch. Nice to see they all suffer from time to time

Posted via CB10

If this was BBM... what would BGR say? ....lol.

This what the anti BlackBerry brigade are doing to BlackBerry.

Impartial technology reporting...Don't make me laugh.

Posted via CB10

And now those who rely on WhatsApp will eventually learn that the grass isn't necessarily greener on the other side...

WhatsApp is just one of those moments in time where people prefer popularity to actual usefulness

Using WhatsApp over BBM is like shopping for a supercar and saying "No I don't want a Ferrari or a Porsche or a Lamborghini or an Aston Martin or even a Bugatti Veyron... what I want is a Nissan 370Z and slapping the JDM parts on it yo!"

Utterly bewildering as to why it flourishes but it does nonetheless

Posted via CB10

BlackBerry doesn't spend billions in advertising to support the media. Money talks or sometimes it's silent.

Posted via CB10

Bbm is not better than whatsapp and we should stop pretending it is,

Bbm has a long way to go but we will get there, but please no showing off that's what killed be in the first place

www.apktrain.com for Android apps from your blackberry 10 browser

Couldn't give a sxxt. Bbm is much better. So fast compared. People have tried to convert me from blackberry, but until the day they through the towel in, I'm staying on blackberry!

Posted via CB10

Rene you couldn't mention that BBM is working just fine? If it were a CB poster that's what they would include in the post.

Posted via CB10

BlackBerry MUST promote BBM much more. In addition, BlackBerry needs to spend the money on marketing all its products way more aggressively. The younger generation hasn't a clue what or how good BlackBerry is.

Boo on BlackBerry to continue to ignore the marketing side of its business.

Posted via CB10

They will market, once the new phones are ready.

BlackBerry is not in offensive mode yet, they're still preparing for battle. Keep the ammo together until then...

(We will likely see, end of 2012 to October 2014 will be kind of a hibernation time for BlackBerry in hindsight, to get out BB10 and get it really ready for consumption, but they'll be Back in Black with a vengeance soon.)

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

Phones only!?

How could I not mention BBM Video for Android / iOS, Win Phone 8 support for BBM, eBBM and BES12, the upcoming desktop software, and 10.3?

That's when you start marketing.... keep your powder dry...

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

So what so many time bbm also dosnt work and get sever down. According to bbm group's the members limit is 50 but so many time I saw 85-82 60-70 members

Posted via CB10

Blah blah it's just better.....blah blah whatsapp never goes down like bbm......blah blah Bbm is useless...........LMAO

To all the haters and baggers for whatsapp over Bbm.

Why are Fan Boys here hating on WhatsApp?
Twitter, Facebook and the overrated BBM have all had server issues !! Yes WhatsApp Has been down three time in a month or so but is still reliable than BBM. BBM has never been reliable since it went to ios and android...Never ever!!!!

Posted via CB10

Funny how when BBM went down last week-end, it didn't make the frontpage...

"Snap" is the best stop-gap solution for Android apps while we wait for BlackBerry to get its act together...

Well that's nice. I finally dumped it and went full BBM.

Posted via CrackBerry App from my Galaxy S4 Mini with an LED light. ;-)

Unfortunately nobody seems to care... I always use the example of divorce - how much information do you really want him/her to know when your money is on the line?

Terrible example, but one that most people can understand/relate too.

Posted via CB10

Agree Riddymon I don't know why blackberry get such a hard time when all the other OS platform have their own faults just that does never get talked about

Posted via CB10

As much as I love BBM, been a BlackBerry user since 05, whatsapp will never die. Besides us, no one cares about BBM

Posted via CB10

You got that right. People complain about privacy but freely give it away to junk apps like this.

Posted via CB10

Whatsapp all the way for me I only know a few people on BBM Moving from android to BB10 whatsapp is my BBM

BB Z30!! Running OS 10.3.0.296

Mines seems to be working and was working earlier this afternoon. But for some strange reason though I was unable to post a reply on my app for CB to this, kept getting error messages

Nothing else better than BBM folks, if your still on the invasive and unreliable whatsapp cause your friends don't know what BBM is, get them switched over!

Tell that to Windows Phone users. Whatsapp was pulled from the Windows app store a week ago due to some problem and hasn't returned. And Windows Phone users can't install BBM because it doesn't exist. Another missed opportunity by BlackBerry. The Android and IOS versions are buggy and BlackBerry acknowledged this a few months ago if I recall correctly but no fixes in sight. I love BBM but BlackBerry has a long way to go before BBM is BBM4ALL.

Long live BBM the BEST IM app out there bar none.

I still shake my head at the 20billion dollar price tag for that pos app.

Posted from my Z30 on CB10

Damn I'm so addicted to BBM.now it has so many groups and channels!! Meanwhile my what's App is working fine. Only thing is it won't save a few of my contacts ugh the agony lol jk :D

Posted via CB10 via my BlackBerry Z10 ;)

Whatsapp charge users I think after 1 year of free service.

Now with breaks in service, being owned by a social network(Facebook) that makes money off your personal data. Why give them my voice chats, texts all personal too.

I'm telling all my associates BBM is free. It's secure for business and personal. Plus BBM Channel is one of kind. Helps connect business with clients. BBM is best of both.personal and Business .

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Does whatscrap have channels yet? Yeah didn't think so. Outdated app for outdated people. Anyone here still use crapple to? LoL you can't fix stupid.

Posted via CB10

Guys! Whatsapp goes down for the first time I've ever known it to, and - predictably - the usual crowd start sticking the boot in.

It's not like BBM ever goes down. Er, unless you count that time it went offline for an entire week a few years ago, essentially making every BlackBerry in Europe about as smart as a nokia 3210.

Disclaimer: I am both a whatsapp and BBM user. ;)

Posted via CB10

I don't use WhatsApp, I like BBM. It's a personal preference. We have to keep in mind historically BBM has gone down too, not many times but it has. When, not if it goes down the flaming will start. So many of this posts just add to the flame that will come. You can only truly argue market share. BBM may be better, but it needs to win market share, you can't argue with that.

Posted via CB10

Strange, at the end of the month again. Anyone else notice this occurs routinely at the end of the month.