The WhatsApp outage prompted analysts to ask: Should we rely on centralized apps globally? Global messaging app
Global messaging app WhatsApp was reported to have suffered an outage yesterday, the second in just over a year.
While some analysts have well noted that such issues highlight vulnerabilities in centralized apps, the
the decentralized model could be too resilient for global messaging apps like WhatsApp. Decentralized applications
may provide an answer, with most companies unwilling to adopt blockchain technology as a central part of business,
the researchers explained. Yesterday at 09:00 UTC WhatsApp users worldwide started reporting an inability
to access WhatsApp. According to analytics site Down Detector, more than 12,000 reports were filed within half an hour.
It was told that this is the second outage of WhatsApp in the last one year. In October 2021, the Meta-owned Messenger app
went down completely. Brazil has about 34.7 million workers in the informal economy. It was reported
that none of them could use WhatsApp well during last year's outage, many were out of work for more than 48 hours.