WhatsApp Stops Working in Pakistan and Other Countries [Updated]

Update: WhatsApp services have now been restored.

WhatsApp has suddenly stopped working in Pakistan as well as a few other countries around the globe. The app is unable to send or receive messages at the time of writing and is left completely unusable.

As shown by Down Detector, thousands of reports have surfaced from major and minor cities alike including Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Gujranwala, and more. We at ProPakistani have also confirmed that WhatsApp is not working in our Islamabad headquarters.

Upon further investigation, we have learned that WhatsApp Statuses are partially working. You can still view status updates from your contacts, but you are unable to upload new ones at the moment. It does not even let you delete failed upload attempts for statuses. Calls are not working either, just like chat messages.

The outage has hit several countries including the UK, India, Italy, Turkey, and more, with tens of thousands of reports in only a few minutes. A Meta spokesperson has said that:

We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble sending messages and we’re working to restore WhatsApp for everyone as quickly as possible.

We will continue to update this space as more information surfaces.

  • na chaley to acha hay InshAllah, we should have a local platform.
    life is better without Watsapp

    • Make a local platform then and see how many people join it.

      Saying these things is easy. But there’s a reason platforms like WA are so successful and popular. Almost everyone is on them. Nobody wants to be on a new social platform that has a total of 50 barely active users. There are already more than 100 social networks out there, how many are used almost universally?

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