It looks like the beginning of 2018 could have been better for WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook Inc. Just a few minutes after the world entered 2018, the company server stopped responding.
The server errors are due to the high amount of messages (probably) wishing for a happy new year to friends and families. A spokesman for the company said in a statement. “WhatsApp users around the world experienced a brief outage today that has now been resolved” after the problem was fixed after more than an hour.
India is the biggest market for WhatsApp as in the country, WhatsApp is used by more than 200 million users. However, the problem was not limited to the country as users from other countries including the US also complained on the social media.