New Delhi, Oct 25: Millions of Indians were unable to share videos and photos after celebrating a cracker of a Diwali as Meta-owned WhatsApp on Tuesday suffered a major outage in the country, along with several other nations across the globe.
Multiple users resorted to other messaging platforms like Telegram and even took the SMS route as they were unable to access WhatsApp -- a popular platform for millions of businesses in the festive season -- and failed to send videos, images and text on the platform.
A Meta spokesperson said in a statement that they are "aware that some people are currently having trouble sending messages and we're working to restore WhatsApp for everyone as quickly as possible".
According to website outage monitor website DownDetector, over 85 per cent of people reported problems while messaging, 11 per cent while using the app, and 3 per cent while using the website.
In India, the affected cities included Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Lucknow, among others. People took to Twitter to report their problems with the app, including posting memes and GIFs.