WhatsApp update just created a shocking iPhone problem; chat getting mysteriously updated

Wait! Don't update your WhatsApp. iPhone users should know about this dangerous bug before updating WhatsApp.

| Updated on: Sep 08 2022, 14:17 IST
Add style to your WhatsApp messages, do it this way
1/6 Are you bored of seeing and using normal WhatsApp messaging format? The online messaging platform is providing you with the options to change the format of the text to Italic, Bold, Strikethrough and more. Want to try the new WhatsApp text format? Before that you need to know that once you change the style of the text, you will not be able to disable it. (HT_PRINT)
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2/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Italic: In order to change the text inside your messages to Italic, you will have to place an underscore on both sides of the text. For example: _text_. (Reuters)
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3/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Bold: If you want your text to be Bold, you need to place an asterisk on both sides of the text.For example- *text*. (Reuters)
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4/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Strikethrough: To Strikethrough your message, you need to place a tilde on both sides of the text. Here is how- ~text~. (AP)
5/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Monospace: Now in order to monospace your message, you will have to place three backticks on both sides of the text like this```text```. (Pixabay)
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6/6 You can also use an alternative method to change the format of the text inside WhatsApp message on Android and iPhone. Android users can change the format of WhatsApp text by tapping and holding the text they are entering in the text field, then choose Bold, Italic, or More. You need to tap More to choose Strikethrough or Monospace. While, if you are an iPhone user then you need to tap the text you are entering in the text field, then Select or Select All then B_I_U. After this, you will have to choose Bold, Italic, Strikethrough, or Monospace. (HT_Print)
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Some iPhone users are facing errors with the mute chats feature on WhatsApp. Here’s why. (Pixabay)

In a shocking development, it has been revealed that a WhatsApp update has unleashed a dangerous bug that has affected some iPhone users. This is likely because of a bug in the latest version and it has caused an error for many users. WhatsApp updates its app on a regular basis to bring new features, but this time, the latest version, rolled out for iPhones has got users complaining that they are unable to mute messages from a group or contact.

The latest WhatsApp update has a bug which automatically changes the mute duration, the Gadgets360.com report mentioned. It further explains that when a user tries to choose the mute duration for a week, it gets changed to 8 hours automatically. However, in the case of ‘8 hours' or ‘Always', WhatsApp users on iPhone haven't faced any problems.

Should you update your WhatsApp to the latest version?

While looking at the bug that surfaced in WhatsApp for iOS, you should wait to get it resolved and not immediately update to the latest version However, there are no other complaints besides this mute feature, the rest of the features are working accurately. The mute duration limits are working without any error for those who are still using older versions of WhatsApp and haven't installed the latest version.

WhatsApp to STOP working on older iPhones

In other news, WhatsApp will soon stop working on several other older iPhones. The iPhone models running on iOS 10 or iOS 11 versions will not support WhatsApp. That means, if your iPhone is still on iOS 10 or iOS 11, then you will need to update it, else, you will lose control of your WhatsApp.

This will primarily affect the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c users after October 24, which don't support the iOS 11 version.

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First Published Date: 08 Sep, 14:17 IST