WhatsApp Isn't Unbeatable -- During Its Weekend Outage LINE Rocketed Past It In Major Markets

Over the weekend, WhatsApp suffered a massive outage. The blockbuster messaging app, for which Facebook paid $US19 billion last week, was out for several hours on Feb. 22.

As WhatsApp sputtered, it fell behind competitors in some of the world’s most important messaging markets — Spain and Germany.

WhatsApp’s vulnerability in Europe helps bring into focus just how competitive the messaging market has become, according to new analysis from BI Intelligence. A stumble like a service outage can have serious consequences. Here are the key facts:

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