20 June 2020 08:31
WhatsApp suffered multiple glitches last night that impacted several features of this popular chat app. Users took to social media to complain about not being able to register or log in to a new installation of WhatsApp. The users also had issues finding the last seen status of other users or whether other users were online or not. As per WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo, the issues have now been fixed. According to a report by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp was experiencing serious issues for all their platforms. The publication blamed server-side problems for the issues.
Data available at Downdetector, a service that tracks outages, indicated that the WhatsApp issues first started showing up around 8:30pm IST on June 19. As mentioned, WhatsApp has now fixed the issues. The problems with last seen status also led to fake messages being circulated on social media that claimed WhatsApp was planning to do away with the feature. "A lot of users are sharing some tweets on Twitter, reporting that WhatsApp is experimenting new features like hiding the last seen, the online status, and soon WhatsApp will disable the read receipt: IT'S FAKE!," WABetaInfo wrote. As per WhatsApp, "last seen" and "online" tell users the last time their contacts used WhatsApp, or if they're online.
Last night, the last seen visibility setting was reportedly automatically changed to Nobody for many users and WhatsApp threw an error when users try to change the setting. Similarly, some users' online status was not visible to others. Meanwhile, WhatsApp recently launched its payments feature officially and it is now available in Brazil. There is still no word on when it will go live for everyone in India, given the company's regulatory troubles. Is Mi Notebook 14 series the best affordable laptop range for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. The Facebook-owned, world-favourite social media messenger app WhatsApp is having troubles with some of its very important features. It has been observed that the users of this application are unable to check each other's Last Seen, moreover, they cannot even spot if someone is Online or Offline in it. These were some of the most promising features that users adore the most but as soon as they stopped functioning, users started reporting it on other social media. Did anyone Suddently stopped seeing last seen of his contacts and Also it doesn't show they are online anymore. And when you check last seen u find out that it was automatically turned to be Nobody. But when you try to change it you receive this error. #whatsapp @WhatsApp pic.twitter.com/L52DTHIlBV — Mohammed Bakr (@conciliarrock) June 19, 2020 WhatsApp Last Seen Down A leading website outage detector portal, Down Detector, spotted an increase in the number of reports such as "WhatsApp Last Seen down," "WhatsApp Server Down," "WhatsApp Down in India," and more. The microblogging social media hub, Twitter was filled with such displeased tweets. However, the outage detector portal explicitly revealed that 67 per cent of the users reported such issues about the WhatsApp Last Seen not showing on their smartphones. Also Read | Mumbai police take a dig at WhatsApp glitch with unmissable 'Call of Duty' reference Down Detector also says that 26 per cent of the users have complained about connection issues and 6 per cent of the reports revealed errors with users trying to login to the app. So in all, it seems that there was a huge glitch that happened for WhatsApp users recently. The users of this application believed that something is wrong with the WhatsApp privacy settings as the Last Seen visibility feature of WhatsApp has now been switched to Nobody without any prior command given by them. However, the most annoying thing is that it cannot be changed. As per the outage detector, this issue major occurred in countries such as the US, UK, Europe, and parts of Asia including India and Singapore. A similar issue had occurred back in the month of April. Nevertheless, WhatsApp has not yet replied to any of the tweets that reported WhatsApp Last Seen down problems. But, it is believed that the problem will be resolved soon. Many users tweeted that they can see when someone comes online and now they only have problems with WhatsApp Last Seen and 'Typing'. Below are some funny reactions to WhatsApp Last Seen not showing problems: Also Read | Your WhatsApp number could be available in Google Search results? Read here Users laugh about WhatsApp Last Seen not showing problems with hilarious memes Girls when they see that their bfs last seen and online status on WhatsApp have gone before they realise it's a glitch pic.twitter.com/yeoCbYr93T — Mol (@WincottMollie) June 19, 2020 Also Read | Jio Phone to get WhatsApp status update; device's 'Gold Master' stage proves the same Me explaining to my girl that just because she can't see my last seen or whether I'm online or not doesn't mean I'm cheating#WhatsApp pic.twitter.com/bFSrtuXrWh — md mustafa (@mdmustafa4u) June 19, 2020 Girls not being able to see their boyfriends last seen or status on #WhatsApp pic.twitter.com/o66KbnBHxX — Phupo (@Phuposays) June 19, 2020 Also Read | JioMart App meets WhatsApp: Learn how to use WhatsApp to place orders on JioMart Last seen and other activities not visible due to #WhatsApp being down. Possessive Boyfriends right now: pic.twitter.com/VOHim2I1ok — Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) June 19, 2020