WhatsApp acknowledges bug that ignores blocked status

Popular messaging service WhatsApp is plagued with a major bug that allows users to message you even after you’ve blocked them.

In addition to messaging, the loophole – which is present on both Android and iOS clients of the service – allows blocked contacts to see your status and profile details as well.

The problem has a quick solution: unblock the contact and block them again. However, not many users are aware of the workaround.

Obviously this is a very serious issue, so it should be fixed very soon.. but I hope WhatsApp is aware of it 😥 there are many tweets on Twitter about this problem if you try to search whatsapp blocked..

WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) May 23, 2018

For its part, WhatsApp has acknowledged the bug. “We are aware of the issue and are rolling out a fix,” the company said.