One of the most popular messaging service WhatsApp is struggling with a major bug that lets you send message to someone even after they’ve blocked them.
In addition to messaging, the loophole (currently present on both Android and iOS users of the service) allows blocked contacts to see your status and profile details as well.
It looks blocked contacts might sometimes be able to see your profile picture and last seen. It really seems a server side bug.
I recommend you to remove the blocked contact from your Address Book, to configure Privacy Settings on “My Contacts” and mute the blocked contact’s chat
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) May 23, 2018
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.