WhatsApp reported down across the whole world: Here’s why?
A flurry of WhatsApp down reports have complained about issues with the last seen online status bar as well as connection problems. Down Detector, an independent outage monitor, has observed a massive spike in WhatsApp down reports as of Friday morning. At the time of writing, the website had already registered a peak of more than 4,000 WhatsApp down reports.
WhatsApp, the most popular free messaging platform that is used by millions of users across the world, seems to be facing certain issues at present. Users of the platform have been trending WhatsApp down as they are unable to view the “last seen” status of their contacts. Several people on the social media platform have said that they are facing issues while changing their privacy settings.
The issue that is being reported is that users’ last seen status have been changed to “none” and when they try to change the settings the following message gets displayed: “WhatsApp was not able to change privacy setting. Please try again later.”
“Last seen, Online status, not working, unable to change any privacy settings,” says Junaid on Twitter. “My Last seen has been not working. It’s set to None, and Change to Everyone As its showing error like this – Failed to update privacy settings, please try again later,” says Achyutha Pavan Kumar like several others.
Earlier this week, Whatsapp launched a long-awaited feature on its popular app — rolling out the highly anticipated payments feature. However, the service is currently only available for users in Brazil.
“We have built payments with security in mind and a special six-digit PIN or fingerprint will be required to prevent unauthorized transactions,” the Facebook-owned app announced in a blog post. “To start, we will support debit or credit cards from Banco do Brasil, Nubank, and Sicredi on the Visa and Mastercard networks -and we are working with Cielo, the leading payments processor in Brazil. We have built an open model to welcome more partners in the future.”
“Sending money or making a purchase on WhatsApp is free for people,” the post continued. “Businesses will pay a processing fee to receive customer payments, similar to what they may already pay when accepting a credit card transaction.”
“Payments on WhatsApp are beginning to roll out to people across Brazil beginning today and we look forward to bringing it to everyone as we go forward,” it added.
However, apart from this issue, all other functionalities of the platform seem to be working fine. WhatsApp voice messages continue to show last seen and played status, and have not been impacted by this issue. While WhatsApp is yet to acknowledge the problem, the privacy setting feature was still not functional at the time of publishing this story.