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.
So this is what you get for $19 billion these days? WhatsApp’s servers are down, which means that the messaging app is offline at the moment. As you know by now, Facebook is buying the messaging app for $19 billion, which works out to $42 per subscriber. If this whole scenario seems too familiar to you, it is because back in February, the same thing took place. That outage took place just a few days after Facebook’s bid for WhatsApp. That first outage was quite a boon for rival messaging app Telegram,which was signing up 100 new members each second. And the African subsidiary of condom maker Durex sent out a tweet reminding people what they could do instead of sitting back and waiting for WhatsApp to return to service.