- South Africans are reacting to a local man who decided to take advantage of them during WhatsApp outage on Monday evening
- The Mzansi guy pretended to be a WhatsApp staffer and told social media users that the globally used application is back and functioning while it was still down
- Many locals are sharing their reactions and some people says the local man doesn’t deserve the internet and some say he is just fake and spreading fake news
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A local social media user has decided to trick his followers following the outage of social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. The Mzansi guy posted on Twitter that the instant messaging application was back and fully operational.
Platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp crashed on Monday evening leaving many users stranded as they could not communicate with their loved ones.
According to a tweet by @Ntshekzan, he sent a message to fellow Twitter users, pretending to be one of the workers from WhatsApp and issued an apology for the outage.
He also notified his followers that the application is back and his post is not receiving positive messages from disgruntled users. Some South Africans are sharing their funny reactions and one can tell some did buy the Twitter user's announcement and we select few funny comments.
The account holder wrote:
“UPDATE!! WhatsApp is up and running Thanks for your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience caused.”
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The post reads:
“Whatsapp headquarters are in Motherwell ngoku ebackyard.”
“Why vede! You should keep your app down until tomorrow.”
“Thanks for the suggestion, we will.”
“Like really, stay away from the internet.”
“I wish Rosemary was your aunt.”
“I wonder how many people went back running.”
“Are you all serious.”
“Fake account from a fake person.”
“Ayy ay ay eyomuntu omnyamake le account.”
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp crash, social media users react
In a related article, Briefly News posted that social media users reacted to the crash of social platform giants Instagram and Facebook as well as the chat program WhatsApp.
Twitter users had a field day tearing into the social media platforms and made fun of them in a range of online reactions.
The Independent reported that the apps are aware of the issue and are working on it. The whole family of apps that belong to Facebook ceased working at around 5 pm EST leaving many users in the dark.
Source: Briefly News