WhatsApp acknowledges bug that ignores blocked status

24 May 2018

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.

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