WhatsApp for Android users are complaining about a new issue that keeps the last reply context in the compose window, even when it has been replied to. This was reported by WABetaInfo And several users took to Twitter to complain about reporting the problem.
The WhatsApp error seems to show users the last reply context in the compose box, one has even replied to the message and exited the chat. So, for example, one has replied to a message using the “Swipe to reply” function or by pressing the message for a long time and left WhatsApp. However, the last reply context still appeared in the compose window when users reopened the chat.
The bug appears to be affecting users on WhatsApp for Android version 2.19.27, although it has been fixed in three consecutive updates. People facing the problem are advised to update their WhatsApp application, which will probably fix the problem. Users are reported to face this issue for both individual and group chats.
“New bug in WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.27: Reply to a message in a chat. Exit the chat and open it again. The reply context still has the last message I wanted to reply to, “the WABetaInfo tweet reads. Several users responded to the tweet confirming the error and facing the same issue.
New bug in WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.27: – Reply to a message in a chat. – Exit the chat and open it again.
The reply context still has the last message you want to reply to. Do you confirm? Reported on my discord. pic.twitter.com/r9dDONwtBw
– WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) January 30, 2019
WhatsApp could soon integrate with Instagram and Facebook Messenger, reports Bloomberg. The underlying messaging infrastructure for WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram could be unified, although the three services will continue to operate as separate applications. The integration will likely be completed by the end of this year or early 2020.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp is looking to add fingerprint authentication and according to a WABetaInfo, The feature, in its alpha development stage, has been disabled in Android beta version 2.19.3 via the backend. A similar feature could also be implemented for iOS with support for Face ID and Touch ID biometric authentication methods.