Whats app is the worlds leading online chat application.Whats app is avaible on multiple platforms making it a widely used application.However recently whats app faced a glitch.WhatsApp has reportedly fixed the glitch that sprung up earlier this week that showed “error:uknown” as contact status. According to reports, the glitch had affected thousands of users worldwide.

Whats app cleverly used whats app to address the issue using many social platforms like twitter.Here’s what was said.

WhatsApp acknowledged the glitch on Twitter and said it was working on resolving soon-ish. Here’s WhatApp’s message on Twitter:

“WhatgsApp status functionality is currently not available .We are working on resolving it 

This bug as usual was followed by a hoax message urging people who use the app to forward a message to all their contacts or face having their accounts deleted.

The viral message is from the CEO of WhatsApp, one ‘Jim Balsamic’, and reads, “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.

Here’s the complete message :

” Message 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 “

WhatsApp has assures its users on circulated messages calling them hoax. The site quotes a Whatsapp blog as saying
We have been getting a lot of emails and questions from you about a chain letter message circulating in our network. Please understand that this is a hoax and there is no truth to it.
While we are flattered that we made it Hoax Slayer we would rather work on cool new features instead of debunking silly stories like these.”

This isn’t the first time such messages have been viral on whats app.Whats app has to regularly check for such messages and then declare them as hoax messages.It is a request , whats app will never make you pay for what they offer.If so , you will be notified via an official message from whats app.So all in all the error
 Status Unavailable   is a bug that whats app is facing and there’s no need to worry.As said in their blog this error should be completely removed world wide by the end of this weak.One last advide : do not pay heads to such viral messages.Live free and make others carefree



  1. While I appreciate the free usage of this leading chat platform Whats up, I really wonder if it can not be used to further unlock value through e-marketing and e-business platforms for which firms or business people will pay for.This is value addition and no one business will fail to pay for the value it will be adding. This value created may be used to subsidise any need for chatters to have to pay for usage of whatsup. Since the Whatsup product has been globally accepted, users are just waiting for the next value addition on the”product” before others start copying the capabilities of Whatsup..its all about seeing opportunities and using capabilities to unlock value out of Whatsup and sell the value to customers.
    Thank you!!

  2. Marketing Value through whatsApp
    As a follow up to my previous comment on value addition, here are examples of ways that Whatsup can add value:
    1. E-postal system..the traditional mail delivery system of post offices is no longer needed. Whatsup is actually envolved in e-mail delivery but needs to enhence it by allowing other conveyances of goods or services which add value. For example WhatsApp may market christmas cards riding on internet and allow revellers to buy them on WhatsApp and then deliver them for them at a cost. Where there is value on a product, there is convenience and consumers will be buying this convenience
    2. Vpn capabilities..there is some VPN when I interact with my friend over WhatsApp..i.e phone to phone..This capability can be extended to companies by allowing VPN over group networks with enhanced capabilities. Firms will be prepared to buy the value added
    3. Payments over internet .WhatsApp can ride on internet to make payments from simple purchase of airtime for a colleague to payment of bills over secure e-structures and charge a fee for the convenience..This will add the economic transaction to people’s social transactions on WhatsApp

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