WhatsApp is pushing updates for its Android version through the beta tester, which allows its user base to test the upcoming features and provide feedback. However, as per some sources from the web, the latest WhatsApp update (v2.18.109) which made its way to the users seem to have arrived along with a mysterious bug called 'Day.'
We all have seen that WhatsApp shows the 'sent day or date' right next to each user in the chat history list, and also within in the conversation. This helps a user to get notified if the message was sent on the same day, yesterday or any specific day.
As per some sources from the web, the 'sent day' seems to be infected with a bug and is not showing the days correctly in the app at the moment. If a user is signed up to receive beta updates, then they would be able to notice that 'today and yesterday' are displayed as 840DAY and 89ESTERDAY respectively.
Many users took it to social media channels to report the bug on WhatsApp and it seems that the bug is quite widespread. This is because the first character of the 'sent day' is being replaced by the ASCII code of that letter.
However, the bug with the message sent day doesn't hamper the functionality of WhatsApp and the users can use the messaging app like they did on a regular basis. Also, WhatsApp has not yet commented on the issue and the company also hasn't pushed out an update to fix the reported bug. We will keep you posted with the same and will let you know when the company rolls out an update for the same.
Also in one of our recent articles related to WhatsApp, we covered that within just days after the first rollout, the WhatsApp Business app had made its way to India. This standalone app is dedicated to small businesses to help them easily communicate with their clients and customers. WhatsApp for Business was first introduced back in beta in September last year in partnership with some companies like BookMyShow, Netflix, and MakeMyTrip. Initially, this new app was only available in a few countries including Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the UK, and the US. Read the complete story here.