WhatsApp had suffered an outage of almost four hours on Saturday, its biggest outage so far and now the co-founder Jan Koum of WhatsApp has apologized for the outage blaming the outage of the popular messaging app on a malfunction of a network router. He said:
“We are sorry about the downtime. It has been our longest and biggest outage in years. It was caused by a network router fault which cascaded into our servers. We worked with our service provider on resolving the issue and making sure it will not happen again.”
The outage came after Facebook and WhatsApp announced that WhatsApp will be acquired by Facebook in a deal priced at $19 billion.
WhatsApp was founded five years ago and currently has 450 million users and is the leading messaging app on both Android and iPhone.