WhatsApp is currently experiencing an outage. Users around the world are reporting that they can’t send messages, and WhatsApp just confirmed this problems with a tweet stating
sorry we currently experiencing server issues. we hope to be back up and recovered shortly.
— WhatsApp Status (@wa_status) February 22, 2014
WhatsApp users are flocking to Twitter with memes joking that Facebook is shutting WhatsApp down. In reality, it’s more likely that its $19 billion acquisition by Facebook led to a surge of signups and usage that has overloaded its servers. We’ve contacted Facebook and are awaiting a response.
When users (including me) try to send messages or check their existing chat conversations, WhatsApp gets stuck, showing an endless loading asterisk and the alert “Connecting…”