Karachi: The world’s most used messaging app WhatsApp is once again in the news due to a bug that has confused users.
The glitch was also reported on Facebook in Pakistan as recent posts were shared in January 1970.
WhatsApp users have shared on several Facebook pages that they received a Miss Voice / Video call on January 1, 1970 and wondered why this was happening.
Does anyone know why this is happening in WhatsApp calling? This is the second time in history that two different things have happened, “a user posted to a Facebook tech group.
Another responded by saying that WhatsApp was aware of the problem and that it was a “time-based Linux bug.”
In another tech forum, WhatsApp’s response was shared in which the messaging app said it was aware of the issue and was “working to fix it in a future update.”
However, no statement has been issued by Facebook, which also owns WhatsApp, which puts users at risk for protecting their data.
This is not the first time Facebook has encountered a time stamp error. In 2015, the social media giant faced a similar dilemma when notifications about friendship were sent to its users.
According to a Gizmodo report, this is most likely due to the Unix Time issue, also known as Epo Time.
This system counts the seconds that have elapsed since January 1, 1970, so there is a good chance that something went wrong and restarted the clock on this particular Facebook feature. (That was almost 46 years ago.)