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.