I have undergone a deep vexation of late due to the recent Whatsapp spam that’s spreading and this post is dedicated to all those pathetic users who blindly forward to their contacts without thinking logically.. An important element called “common sense” is missing these days among people using smart phones (or are they loosing their smartness just because their phones are getting smarter?!)
(Here you will find the spam message that is being forwarded – – Click here)
Yes, I understand when you go to your contacts and look at everyones status, you see —- error: status unavailable.
To help those victims, I have personally raised an issue to Whatsapp team to check the status error issue. The following is what they had to say!!
**We are currently experiencing server problems affecting status messages. Our team is working to fix this issue as soon as possible. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience! **
Thanks for contacting WhatsApp. We are working on answering everyone’s question as soon as possible. In the meantime, please look at our FAQ to see if your question is answered there.
FAQ page: http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/
Below are the answers to some commonly asked questions:
1) Is my device supported?
2) Can I recover deleted messages?
3) How do I enter my friend’s number so they appear in WhatsApp?
If you submitted a suggestion, thank you very much for sharing your feedback. Please note that we cannot comment specifically about plans and developments, but we value your feedback and have taken note of your suggestion.
To add any updates to your request, please respond to this email. We are here to help!
WhatsApp Support Team
.. and there is also a blog from Whatsapp team to make sure users don’t fall for the spammy campaign and PLEASE DO NOT believe in such messages !
You may also have to follow @wa_status to know WhatsaApp’s server status !!
Now will you please stop SPAMMING and use your brain?
I got the following mail from them again
Cristina , Nov 29 13:41 (PST):
Sorry for the inconvenience.
We were experiencing a temporary outage. Our service is now restored.
In the future, you can check our Twitter account for updates on our system status: http://www.twitter.com/wa_
Thank you for your patience.
That message is a hoax and did not come from WhatsApp. Please disregard the message and do not resend it.
We do not use WhatsApp to mass message our user base, nor would we ever send you a message advertising gifts or asking you to forward a message to your contacts.
**WhatsApp works on a yearly service subscription model. The subscription includes all of our features, such as messages and multimedia. The lifetime of the subscription is determined by the platform you are using:
For WhatsApp for iPhone, there is a one-time charge of 0.99USD upon downloading the app. There are no additional charges beyond this one-time fee.
For WhatsApp for Android, Blackberry, Nokia and Windows Phone, there is a one-year free trial period. Once the free trial period ends, there is an annual subscription fee of 0.99USD.
For more details on WhatsApp costs, please see this help article: http://www.whatsapp.com/faq/
For more information about hoax messages in general, please read our blog: http://blog.whatsapp.com/
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to help!
Best / Un saludo
English Support / Soporte en español
WhatsApp Support Team