WhatsApp Down in India: WhatsApp, the popular messaging application, has been reportedly facing issues in India and some other parts of the globe. According to the website Down Detector, the cross-platform messaging application has been facing issues in India since around 8:39 PM. Until now, over 2200 users have reported issues with WhatsApp on the website.
Apart from reporting the issue on Down Detector, the users have been taking it to Twitter. According to some users, the issue is with the Privacy Settings of the app. Users are unable to change their privacy settings including the ability to show their last seen to their friends or nobody. IndiaTVNews.com confirmed this on both Android and iOS versions of the app. You can have a look at the screenshot attached below to have a better understanding of what is happening.
A lot of twitter users have been sharing their experience. Here’s a glance at what Twitteratis have to say:
— Devesh Arora (@aroradevesh) June 19, 2020
— airraaaaaaa (@gymkarle) June 19, 2020
— Alok Kushwaha (@techseet) June 19, 2020
#whatsapp issues! Unable to change my last seen. The app currently has the last seen setting as ‘Nobody’ and that can’t be changed
— Vanshika Malhotra (@vanshika1628) June 19, 2020
— Amy (@ukbelieber110) June 19, 2020
— Ayaz Buriro (@AyazBuriroPPP) June 19, 2020
— Dhruv Gupta (@DhruGupta3) June 19, 2020
According to Down Detector, 64 per cent of the users have reported issues with changing the Last Seen setting on their iOS or Android smartphone. While 26 per cent of the users have complained about connection issuers, 8 per cent of the reports suggest errors with users trying to login to the app. The issue was first reported by BeetelBite.
As per the website’s live outage map, the issue is faced by a lot of users in the Europe, Mexico, India and a lot of other regions. The website also claims that the issue is being faced by users in Singapore.
Such an error usually occurs when there is some issue on the server-side. The Facebook-owned giant has been bombarded by user tweets up until now and they are already working on a fix. In case you are facing a similar problem on your smartphone, you should be able to change privacy settings soon. Once the app starts working fine, we will update this area.