Whenever WhatsApp Goes Down, The Internet Goes Crazy: Here Are The Reactions This Time Around
WhatsApp going down and, as a result, the internet going crazy seem to be turning into a regular thing.
Back in 2016, hilarity with a mix of panic ensued when the messaging app went offline, and this 2017, the reactions are more or less the same.
Internet's Reactions To WhatsApp's 2-Hour Downtime
Millions of users across the globe rely on WhatsApp to stay in touch with their friends and family, and with just a slight hiccup, most of them took things to Twitter to vent their frustration — or rather, make jokes — about the situation.
Fortunately for a lot of people, they just slept through the whole ordeal, though.
*When WhatsApp stops working and u have to interact with ppl* strange ppl in the house claiming to be my relatives, internet can u confirm?
— Aingi (@Pweedii_Angel) May 4, 2017
ME: Is like rapture has taken place! Ah! See crown on my head oh! Vavoomm!!! #whatsappdown pic.twitter.com/barBnt30P9 — Isioma Okeleke (@Official_Isioma) May 4, 2017
When you sleep through the whole "WhatsApp is down" period and avoid the stress of restarting your phone several times. Sleep is bae. — Kenna (@mckennarific) May 4, 2017
Some of us didn't even notice Whatsapp is / was down because we never receive texts anyway. Thanks to Twitter — Celous © (@Celousrach) May 4, 2017
WhatsApp just hit puberty. She's on her periods.#WhatsAppDown — Nidhisha (@venusquicksilve) May 4, 2017
WhatsApp was down, when? I slept right through it. — Masego Serape (@Masego) May 4, 2017
I never get to see all the exciting things bse I sleep like a log now I missed #whatsappdown
— Chante* (@phyltum1) May 4, 2017
Interviewer: Why should we hire u? Me: I am a Strategist I: How? Me: I dint panic at the time of #WhatsAppDown and instead moved to twitter — Shubham Solanki (@shubham2266) May 4, 2017
Thank God I was sleeping last night, when the whole world was crying over #whatsapp being down. — Sibraaa (@SibraSharmeen) May 4, 2017
Don't Worry, WhatsApp Is Now Back Online
To be clear, WhatsApp is already back to normal again, so there's no reason to panic anymore.
"Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours. We have now fixed the issue and apologize for the inconvenience," WhatsApp told Reuters.
For the record, WhatsApp's downtime lasted from around 4:50 p.m. ET until about 7 p.m. ET, and in just approximately two hours, a ton of users already flooded Twitter with more jokes than complaints, which is good news for the social media platform, though.
Considering WhatsApp's massive user base, this shouldn't come as much of a surprise. After all, the messaging app did hit the 1-billion mark in February 2016, and the new Instagram Stories clone called WhatsApp Status already has over 175 million users.
Are you one of the users who freaked out — or at least, were inconvenienced — when WhatsApp went down? If so, feel free to hit us up in the comment section below and let us know.