The Whatsapp Messenger is down, for many they can barely send or receive messages. A test has shown that we were able to download some existing media but couldn’t send or get anything new.
As an often problem in Uganda, many thought it was a data problem or that the UCC had issued an order to block it causing massive hysteria until they realised other services were loading normally.
We are yet to identify the true cause of the breakdown but it probably was something to do with their servers as a similar thing happened after their servers were overwhelmed on New Years Eve 2015.
Whereas millions of users were in turmoil, several tweeps took on to humour on Twitter.
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The Whatsapp Service is back up.
Our Best Whatsapp Down Tweets on Twitter!
Whatsapp is down. A billion people look up from their phones for the first time in 7 years. Everything seems so modern.
— innocent drinks (@innocent) May 3, 2017
I predict a baby boom in approximately 9 months… #whatsappdown
— Katy Tomkow (@KatyDooo) May 3, 2017
WhatsApp is down. MSN messenger, this is your moment. Reclaim the throne m8.
— Chabuddy G (@CHABUDDYGEEZY) May 3, 2017
Now that WhatsApp is down, how will I know the time and venue for my lecture tomorrow. Mogbe! pic.twitter.com/F2WgjBZlJi
— OLADIPO HÄBYB (@Habiansky) May 3, 2017
Whatsapp is down. You can’t reach me other than by phone, text, Facebook, Facebook messenger, Snapchat, Gmail, Twitter and Instagram. Sorry
— Tom Thorp (@Tom_Thorp) May 3, 2017
When WhatsApp goes down and all you side chicks start calling non stop while your girlfriend right there pic.twitter.com/L83yBrmQm6
— 2017 AFRICA (@2017AFRICA) May 3, 2017
I just spent 20 minutes restarting my phone because whats app didn’t work, only to find out that their server is down. Wow. #whatsappdown
— blurryface (@pls_go_aweyhey_) May 3, 2017
— Lee Jordison (@LeeJordo1) May 3, 2017
Lawk is a mozillian, writes for Spur, Newslibre and consults part time for Every1Mobile and Innovware.
He loves open source, the open web, writing, reading and developing literacy tools that can teach the youth around the world especially in East Africa.