The worldwide popular app WhatsApp that lets you exchange messages is having trouble functioning. The WhatsApp Messenger is facing issues with some of its features. Users cannot see each other’s Last Seen or any signs of the person being Online.
It is observed 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 says, 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 wrong 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 says 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 suggests that the last time WhatsApp faced any issues was back in the month of April.
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.