WhatsApp back online after global outage

11:44 AM | 25 Oct, 2022
WhatsApp back online after global outage
Source: social media

ISLAMABAD – Instant messaging platform WhatsApp has recovered in parts of the world nearly two hours after the massive outage.

The most popular messaging platform is now accessible on mobile phones as well as on Web as earlier users complain about disruption of services.

The hugely popular service earlier stopped working for users in Pakistan and other countries on Tuesday in a global outage wherein people were unable to use the Meta-owned applications.

Downdetector, an online platform that provides users with real-time information about services, confirmed outages with thousands of reports online. The service status website said WhatsApp users started reporting problems around 12 pm on Tuesday, with more than 12,000 reports to the website in first half hour.

Neighboring India and several densely populated regions like Washington and Paris also faced outages.

As the WhatsApp outage makes headlines, a Meta spokesperson said they are aware that people in several regions are having trouble sending messages, saying restoration work is underway to restore the service.

Several users took to other social sites to report outages and the situation also triggered funny reactions on Twitter and other platforms where WhatsApp is trending.

The instant communication app is one of the most famous texting platforms around the globe and is estimated to have more than 2 billion active users.

Last year, Facebook-owned platforms, including WhatsApp went down for nearly six hours while services were later restored. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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