History Repeats: WhatsApp is down across the World on New Year’s Eve

WhatsApp is used by more than a billion people around the world and is the second most popular messaging app available (after Facebook Messenger). More than 5 million of those users are in Ghana. According to Down Detector’s outage map, the app is mainly down for people in northern Europe, as well as for some users in Spain, India, Malaysia, New York and Brazil and other areas in Africa.

This is not the first time WhatsApp has gone down on New Year’s Eve. Same happened in 2015, around the same time. Could this be traffic from the over 70million WhatsApp users in India wishing “Happy New Year”?

It had already been announced that WhatsApp would stop working on some phone operating systems as of New Year’s Day. Any BlackBerry device running BlackBerry OS Or BlackBerry 10 will no longer be able to use the messaging app.

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