Apple iPhone users are facing a major WhatsApp problem globally (iPhone Users Facing Major WhatsApp Problem Globally). Which is not allowing them to change their privacy settings. According to a report by WABetaInfo, the Facebook-owned messaging platform is facing a server-side issue due to which Apple iPhone users are unable to update their privacy settings.
San Francisco: Meta-owned messaging platform WhatsApp is facing a server-side issue (IPhone users unable to change Whatsapp setting), prompting an update to the ‘Who can see when I’m online’ privacy setting globally on iOS. It has become impossible to do. As per Wabatinfo report, this outage is not due to a broken update. It is still unclear how many users are affected by this issue and what is the cause of the current issue.
The company has not yet released any official statement nor given any information about the reasons behind this issue. The report also mentions that if one’s online presence is hidden on the platform, then the current configuration is secure and no one can see when they are online. In October last year, the messaging platform faced a global outage, including in India, that lasted for over two hours. According to outage monitor website DownDetector, more than 85 percent of people reported issues during messaging, 11 percent when using an app, and 3 percent when using a website. According to a report, people using Apple iPhone are unable to change the ‘Who can see when I am online’ privacy setting.
The problem is likely to be on the server side.
If you have hidden the visibility of your “online” status on WhatsApp, your current configuration is secure and other users will not be able to see when you are online. According to WABetaInfo, the current glitch in privacy settings is a server-side issue and is not caused by a faulty iOS update. The number of affected users is not yet known. iPhone users unable to change Whatsapp setting