WhatsApp offline? How to tell if your app is having problems

Like any other service, WhatsApp is susceptible to failures, such as the one that happened last Friday (19). This certainly causes a question to hang in the air: is it the app itself or is it my internet? In this matter, we teach you how to use some tools to identify whether the messenger really goes through any instability.

How to know if WhatsApp has crashed?

If you are suspicious that the service has gone down, you can use some tools that are available on the network, or even use another resource in your favor: social networks.

Check out how each one can help you follow.


O Downdetector is a website where you have the chance to check the functioning status of various services, such as WhatsApp itself or social networks, for example.

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As soon as you access the service page, you will see a search field in which you can enter which service you want to consult. In the case of the messenger, just type his name in the indicated area to be redirected to an area with a graphic on the left. If it is not straight, it means that users are reporting some kind of problem.

There is also the possibility that you can send a message stating that you have an error, and to do so, just click on the WhatsApp graphic (where WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business will possibly be) and then on the red button with the inscription I’m having problems with Whatsapp.

Google Trends

Another tool that you can use is the Google Trends. Available free of charge by Google, it allows you to check the most searched terms in a certain region or around the globe.

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Using it is very simple: just enter the desired term in the field Enter a search term or a subject (in this case, WhatsApp is in trouble or WhatsApp has dropped, for example) and check how many people are in the same doubt as you. As the reading is done in real time, this gives an idea of ​​the service’s functionality.

Social media

Finally, you also have the option to check what people are saying on social media. There is the possibility to turn to Facebook to see what your friends have said in the last few minutes (in case of problems you will certainly have several people asking about it) or even Twitter.

In the case of Twitter, note in the area of ​​the most commented topics if there is anything referring to WhatsApp to, if so, eliminate once and for all any doubts regarding problems with your connection.

And you, do you know any other mechanism to check if WhatsApp has crashed? Leave your message in the space below for comments.

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