WhatsApp outage reported across the world, Ugandans speak out

The popular messaging app WhatsApp has stopped working for many users across the world, with users across India, Africa, the United Kingdom, and Asia reporting issues with sending and receiving texts and videos.

“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble sending messages and we’re working to restore WhatsApp for everyone as quickly as possible,” a spokesperson for WhatsApp parent company Meta Platforms (META.O) said on Tuesday.

Downdetector said more than 11,000 users across India had reported an outage, while the numbers for the United Kingdom were at 68,000 and 19,000 for Singapore as of about 0750 GMT.

Downdetector tracks outages by collating status reports from a number of sources including user-submitted errors on its platform. The outage may have affected a larger number of users.

Speaking To Kayemba Emma one of the IT specialists at Carreti Media the parent of Whisper Eye, he noted that its true WhatsApp is down in Uganda which he believes has caused a shock among Ugandans who are not used to its breakdown.

Whatsapp is a mean of communication and it’s very addictive and useful among Ugandans.