whatsapp111Just days after being acquired by Facebook for $19 billion, WhatsApp suffered an outage Saturday afternoon and has been down for the past few hours.

Given the fact that today’s problems occurred less than a week after Facebook spent an insane amount of money for the mobile messaging service — which was also the biggest venture-backed acquisition in history — lots of people poked fun at the situation on Twitter:


One company took advantage of the outage by promoting its product:

As of 2 p.m. PT Saturday, WhatsApp was still down. The service has experienced brief outages about once every 30 days for the past several months, but this one is particularly noteworthy due to the Facebook acquisition.

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