Respected news outlet, Gulf News reports that a Saudi Man divorced his wife after she failed to answer his WhatsApp message. The couple had been married for 2 years and recently, the man had complained that his wife spent too much time chatting with friends rather than taking care of their home and child.
The final straw came when he sent her a WhatsApp message while he was at work. With the help of WhatsApp’s new feature, he could see that she had read the message but did not reply. He became worried and rushed home from work, only to find her relaxing watching TV and chatting with friends. At that point, he declared that he wanted a divorce.
The story has gone viral around the Middle East and now worldwide.