WhatsApp down reports are on the rise, with users of the hit chat app reporting issues accessing the last seen online status bar.
Independent outage monitor Down Detector has seen a huge spike in WhatsApp down reports today.
At the time of writing, Down Detector has registered a peak of almost 4,000 WhatsApp down reports.
Out of those affected, 73 per cent are having problems with the WhatsApp last seen feature while 24 per cent are having connection issues.
WhatsApp users have taken to Twitter to report the issue, saying they are unable to change their last seen settings in the app’s privacy settings.
— Anandh Jose (@AnandhJose) June 19, 2020
— ©Sufi Aaftab Azizi™ (@aaftab_azizi_09) June 19, 2020
Me on whatsapp right now: pic.twitter.com/Tepd0l6mC2
— Miled (@MiledAbc) June 19, 2020
— Zain Ansari (@zaynanxari) June 19, 2020
WhatsApp exactly what i wanted, no last seen, no online feature.
I can now cheat in peace. pic.twitter.com/zmzXstQKlQ
— Monwabisi Mbonda (@MonwabisiMbonda) June 19, 2020
— Goitse Mogale (@deangelo_rsa) June 19, 2020
One tweeted: “Has anyone else’s ‘last seen’ on WhatsApp been automatically turned off and can’t turn it back on?!”
While another posted: “Does anyone know what’s going on with #whatsapp ? “Last seen” suddenly says nobody and I haven’t changed it.”
And one added: “Why would Whatsapp remove last seen, online and typing feature”.
It seems that the majority of WhatsApp users are still able to send and receive messages on the chat app despite this problem occurring.
The disappearance of the last seen status in WhatsApp also means the online and typing alerts also aren’t showing.
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The rules are immediately in force, which means more than 80 days of prohibition on such services has also ended immediately.
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