WhatsApp users cannot see each other's sign of being Online or a Last Seen

The globally popular messaging app WhatsApp is having trouble in functioning. The WhatsApp Messenger is facing issues with some of its features. Users cannot view each other's Last Seen or any signs of the person being Online. It is noted that these WhatsApp privacy settings have been changed today, in the late evening.

According to the Down Detector, an Independent outage monitor spotted an increase in WhatsApp down reports. A lot of users of this messaging app are displeased and tweeting about the same on the micro-blogging website.

Down Detector states, 67 percent of the users have reported issues with changing the Last Seen setting on their Android smartphone, or an iPhone. Whereas, 26 percent of the users have complained about connection issuers. 6 percent of the reports suggest errors with users trying to login to the app.

WhatsApp users believe that something is faulty with the privacy settings of the application. The Last Seen feature of the WhatsApp has now been switched to Nobody. The annoying bit for the users is that they cannot go back to the previous settings. The Down Detector outage map states that the issue has affected users in the US, UK, Europe, and parts of Asia including India and Singapore. Going by the same map, it advises that the last time WhatsApp faced any issues was back in the month of April. While these issues become a larger problem for daily users, this error generally occurs when there is something wrong on the server-side.

WhatsApp users are tweeting and sharing screenshots regarding the same issue but there is no official tweet/reply from the company to these tweets. But we do believe that the Facebook-owned WhatsApp must be working on fixing this new Privacy Setting issue.

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Posted in Tech News on Jun 20, 2020


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