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Top 10 Biggest Internet Outages For 2022 Revealed

The year is just days away from ending and we’ve seen some interesting trends arise center stage.

It’s all thanks to Downdetector who makes it just so simple to report as well as track broken internet services, better known as outages.

The website has gone public with its list of the top ten internet outages that arose in 2022. And in case you’re still wondering who led the pack and who stayed far behind, well, the list is right in front of you.

For those who didn’t already know, it really does make a huge impact when an internet outage ensues. For instance, it was only two hours of downtime that made three services go straight to the top for this Downdetector list.

Meanwhile, both Spotify and Discord were seen making their way on the list thanks to a cloud-hosted failure that arose on March 8. And these were a part of some of the worst outages to arise in 2022. But let’s not forget the likes of WhatsApp who really made it big in terms of internet disasters, suffering the second worst one in 2022.

Downdetector is ranking outages all based on a simple fact that’s linked to the reports witnessed in this past year. Spotify managed to beat WhatsApp by nearly 20,000 reports. On the other hand, we saw Taylor Swift similarly attaining an honorable mention for the same reason from the website. It not only affected Spotify with its launch of an album called Midnights and then the grand outage from Ticketmaster that came about in mid-November is also to blame.

iCloud failed to make the list and that’s very interesting. The app does tend to see outages arise on a routine basis but seems like this year was a notable exception. It could be linked to fewer users making reports of this service going down and that’s why it failed to hit the rankings.

The biggest inconvenience is linked to Discord and Spotify’s outage that occurred globally. They waited in a patient manner for the messaging service to get back online. For that period of time, users had no choice but to be forced to resort to the likes of voice calls for a catch-up session.

As we all are well aware, Meta’s WhatsApp is definitely an integral service for messaging loved ones and friends. And on October 25, millions were forced to witness this inconvenience where 2 billion users couldn’t use the app for this very reason.

It lasted for nearly two hours and it’s safe to say that people couldn’t send out texts or embark on phone calls. This is why WhatsApp is now number two on this list.

As far as Spotify is concerned, the competition was huge and we saw the world’s largest worldwide outage take place. It beat out Meta by a staggering 20,000 reports, landing close to 3 million complaints.

Users suffered from the biggest outage ever and that’s when they just couldn’t stream content like podcasts and music for a staggering two hours.
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