Whatsapp Media Server is Down - Can not Download any Photos, Videos or Gifs | Central Govt. Bans Whatsapp from 11PM??

Whatsapp is the most popular chatting app everywhere. Whether it's in India or outside of India, people who uses WhatsApp is more  than the population of United States or
most of the other major countries.

But tonight from 8PM (When I first recorded), WhatsApp media server seems to be down.

It doesn't mean that we can't send text messages, no we can but the problem is we  can't download any media like images, photos, gifs, videos or documents.

It seems weird because if WhatsApp has to go down, it would have been completely shut down for some moment but only media's are being isolated, is out of my mind.

Not only this you can still send media's like pictures, gifs, videos but weirdest thing is the recipient can't download it.

When you try to download media it will say something like this shown in the image below.

And even after resending many times we were unable to download any images from the server. So, it's the download server which is down.

Also the same message appears when you try to see someone's status which has been put after 8PM. 

But if download servers are down how can we download those texts? So, it means only the media download servers are down for the moment.

In a Tweet on Twitter, Facebook has Said (Ohh its Irony that Facebook is using Twitter to reach their Audience), they said,
You might face an intermittent issue in downloading images and videos on Social media platforms like *WhatsApp ,Facebook,Instagram etc* Facebook has confirmed that there is a global outage and they have started recovery process. No ETR as of now. Their Teams are working towards issue resolution as this issue is faced across all operators and across the Country.

We hope servers will be back online soon. Till then have some rest and enjoy your life outside of whatsapp and social medias.


There is a Fake News Started to circulate on Whatsapp regarding this issue. The News States that It's a Central Govt. Rule that Whatsapp will beoff after 11.30PM, this is totally Fake News, Don't believe it.

Here is the message that is being Forwarded-
What's app will b off
From 11.30pm to 6:00 am daily
Declared by central govt.
Message from narendra modi (PM) we
have had an over usage of user names on whatsapp
Messenger. We are requesting all users to forward this
message to their entire contact list. If you do not forward
this message, we will take it as your account is invalid
and it will be deleted within the next 48 hours.  DO
NOT ignore my words or whatsapp will no longer
recognise your activation. If you wish to re-activate your
account after it has been deleted, a charge of 499.00 will
be added to your monthly bill. We are also aware of the
issue involving the pictures updates not showing. We are
working diligently at fixing this problem and it will be up
and running as soon as possible. Thank you for your
cooperation from the modi team. WhatsApp is going
to cost you money soon. The only way that it will stay
free is if you are a frequent user i.e. you have at least 50
people you are chatting with. To become a frequent user
send this message to 10 people who receive it (2 ticks)
and your WhatsApp logo will change color.
send this to 8 people to activate the new whatsapp..
 Saturday morning whatsapp will become chargeable. If you have at least 10 contacts send them this message. In this way we will see that you are an avid user and your logo will become blue (🔵) and will remain free. (As discussed in the paper today. Whatsapp will cost  0.01€ per message. Send this message to 10 people. When you do the light will turn blue
otherwise whatsapp will activate billing.

ITS TRUE ...... U get blue TICKS
This Whole Message is not something new, it comes every year whenever Whatsapp goes down.

Another Fake News Claims that there has been an issue with satellite thats why whatsapp has been banned for a week from downloading images.
Dear whatsapp users,
   Due to some inconvience in satellite connection with our networks.whatsapp is banned for a week.where you could not download vedios,images,voice records & your status.please forward this messeng to all your friends, groups & make sure its a problem with the whatsapp not with any of the respective networks.
     Thank you

Don't Worry, We will always update you regarding these Fake News.

Stay Tuned to Our Website.
Thank You.

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  1. Replies
    1. Wait for 24 hours and it will be fixed. May be when you're reading this till then it was fixed.

  2. I'm able to download media now. I think it's fixed. Yesterday it was a mess.