Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WhatsApp Status Unavailable Error Message Fixed : Update

Whatsapp Will Cost Money ?
WhatsApp is a famous smartphone app available for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Phone and Nokia phones. WhatsApp uses 3G or WiFi to message with your mobile contacts."WhatsApp - The Biggest Social Network You've Never Heard Of " As per the Forbes.

WhatsApp Status Unavailable Error Message
Whats App : Status Unavaialble
WhatsApp - recently got hit with A Status Unavailable Error Message. The Status of all the contacts has been swapped with the message "Error : Status Unavailable". The Situation is even much more worse because of the chain of messages circulating in the whatsapp network.

Sending Messages via WhatsApp Will Cost you Money ?

The Message you might be receiving might look like this
"Hello everyone, it seems that all the warnings were real, the use of WhatsApp cost money from summer 2012. If you send this string to 18 different on your list, your icon will be blue and will be free for you. If you do not believe me see tomorrow at 6 pm ending WhatsApp and have to pay to open it, this is by law This message is to inform all of our users, our servers have recently been very congested, so we are asking your help to solve this problem. We require our active users forwarded this message to each of the people in your contact list to confirm our active users using WhatsApp, if you do not send this message to all your contacts WhatsApp, then your account will remain inactive with the consequence of losing all their contactsMessage from Jim Balsamic (CEO of Whatsapp) 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. Please DO NOT ignore this message or whatsapp will no longer recognise your activation. If you wish to re-activate your account after it has been deleted, a charge of 25.00 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 Whatsapp team” WhatsApp is going to cost us money soon. The only way that it will stay free is if you are a frequent user i.e. you have at least 10 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 should turn Red to indicate a frequent user. Am sorry had no option! And check now the status of every individual contact is showing : Status : error"

Or the message may be :
FINAL WARNING! If your WhatsApp status is error:status unavailable then you are not frequent user and by 5:00pm C.A.T WhatsApp will start charging you. To become a frequent user send this message to 10 people who receive it..

Or You may receive something like this :
WhatsApp is going to cost us money soon. The only way that it will stay free is if you are a frequent user i.e. you have at least 10 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 should turn Red to indicate a frequent user.

According to the whatsapp Blog post Dated January 16, 2012, Gives a clear message that these messages are hoax and Good news is whatapp might not charge you money for sending messages.Moreover WhatsApp Messenger uses the internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing there is no cost to message, So you can enjoy the whatsapp service of sending and receiving  whatapp messages for free.So Techflashed Advises its readers to ignore such messages and enjoy the awesome whatsapp service for free.

Talking About the Whatsapp Status Unavailable error message still nothing is confirmed,It can be considered as a small bug and the whatsapp team might be working on it to fix the issue soon,Whatsapp users can expect an update which will resolve the issue of Whatsapp Status Unavailable Error message.

UPDATE : Whatsapp Status Unavailable Error Message Fixed

WhatsApp Replied Us
"**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! **
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 status Unavailable Error Message has been fixed, You can now see your friends status correctly without any error message.It has been confirmed that the error message was a server problem which was affecting status messages.You will be amazed to know that the whatsapp status unavailable error message has disappeared now,there is no official confirmation about the fix yet.You do not need to update or re-install whatsapp.

Now the chain of messages will stop as whatsapp have confirmed all those messages are hoax and didn't came from Whatsapp.

The error message again showed up for some users. Whatsapp team is working to solve this status unavailable error message.Still large number of whatsapp users are facing the issue, but sending and receiving  messages via whatsapp is working absolutely fine.

Update :
WhatsApp Tweet

WhatsApp tweeted a link that takes you to this page , which says that all such messages are useless and should be ignored.

We will update this post as we get more information about the issue,so don't forget to bookmark the page.Please share this page and help your friends . Sharing is caring .

If you have some information regarding the issue or you are facing some problem other then Whatsapp Status unavailable message , then do post it as a comment.

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  1. Its still error:status unavailable.

  2. After the hoax saying whatsapp is going to charge you , any pics or videos that is sent to me cannot be viewed by me whereas if I forward the same blank pic or video to others they can view it.

  3. i can't send messages and if i send my frnz don't receive them. I am never connected to whatsapp ie it takes too long for everything.

  4. i can't send messages to my frnz as i always have connection errors hence it takes too long 2 send and receive messages.

  5. Whatsapp is looking to all these issues and wil come up with the fix ASAP

  6. Hi i am receiving an Update from whats app stating whats app service date extended till 6th Feb.. Pls explain and help.. I m.also an refular user of whatsapp .. Pls help...

  7. Which OS are you using ? Don't Worry The service will be fine within few days or may be hours, Whatsapp team is working to fix the issue .I am not sure that they really launched any update , that's why i wanna know which Os are you using .

    For more info see

  8. The Problem Seems to be resolved , Nothing has been said official yet .

  9. Oooh this must me irritating , We will let you know if some other are facing the same issue , and if some fix comes for your issue , this page will be updated again . So please bookmark it. This may be because of server issue .

  10. I cnt upgrade my whatsapp it says service d i fix this?

  11. I have just heard about this what's app facility but I don't use but after reading your blog I have did and enjoying this facility with my friends.

  12. Glad to hear that @harrisonjensen:disqus that you are using whatsapp , which i personally use and recommend others to use as well , since you are new to whatsapp - feel free to ask any question regarding working of whatsapp , we will be more than happy to answer your queries :-)

  13. Hi Hady ,
    Are you sure this happen only after you took the update ?

    In that case keep an eye on whatsapp next update, which will definitely remove this minor bug. Feel free to ask any more query .

  14. For whatsapp user if they have problem with whatapp then refer this link


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