WhatsApp In Trouble?

February 23, 2014 1:00 PM

WhatsApp is already in trouble after it’s recent take over by Facebook. The instant messaging service that has recently been purchased by Facebook that has been covered in a previous article (http://www.techreviewer.co.uk/mark-zuckerberg-knows-whatsupp/) crashed for more than two hours on Saturday evening. This crash comes only three days after Facebook’s powerhouse purchase of £11 billion for the instant messaging service that has got a reported user base of 450 million worldwide every month.  There was speculation towards the impact that Facebook would have on WhatsApp with a reported figure of 500,00 users leaving the App in the first day of hearing about the take over. When speculation arose there were talks of Facebook ruining the application’s simple setup. Nobody considered the idea of a server crash with the Facebook servers being very reliable.

The crash happened at around 8.00pm on Saturday evening and at 8.16pm WhatsApp tweeted “Sorry we currently experiencing server issues. We hope to be back up and recovered shortly.” The problem was eventually resolved at 10.48pm when they announced, “WhatsApp service has been restored. We are sorry for the downtime.” Facebook claim that 70% of WhatsApp user base use the application everyday. There are also claims that they are registering 1 million users every day. Could this possibly show signs of trouble for the future with “server issues” occurring under Facebook’s supervision or is it all just bad timing and actually has nothing to do with Facebook being there.