It seems that WhatsApp’s servers were down earlier today, which means you would not have any kind of free messaging, sending of videos and photos to the rest of your WhatsApp mates. Considering social networking giant Facebook has announced earlier this February that they would be acquiring WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion, where that works out to $42 or so per subscriber, to pay that amount of money and see the service experience an outage is not something that one would normally expect.
During the first outage in February this year, rival messaging app Telegram actually gained millions of new users along the way at a rate of approximately 100 new members per second. So far, WhatsApp has its fair share of ups and downs, with the app being pulled from the Windows Store because the app has been attributed to come with bugs that actually drain the batteries of Windows Phone smartphones. Word on the street has it too, that Microsoft is working on teaming up with WhatsApp so that the messaging app will eventually be made available on that platform.
Whatever it is, if WhatsApp outages do happen more and more frequent, it is always a good thing to have a backup messaging app. Would you prefer the likes of Viber instead?