WhatsApp solved a technical flaw in its application that affected some users, to whom certain missed voice calls appeared with the date of January 1, 1970.
The problem began at the end of last January and those who noticed it They shared in networks captures in which they account for the records of voice calls lost in individual chats, dated January 1, 1970. After this call, the rest of the messages returned to the correct date.
Users began to report this problem weeks ago and this Sunday there were still several who reported having received lost voice calls from January 1, 1970, as is the case of Marc Otiora.
WhatsApp assured that it is a "harmless failure in how the date was calculated in missed calls without connection ” , and has emphasized that it especially affected users who received voice calls while they were not connected, as the company reported in a statement. or sent to Europa Press .
The problem with the appearance of dates from 1970 in WhatsApp is due to the use of the UNIX operating system, a system "used by many organizations" according to the company. UNIX was created in 1969, by a group of employees of the Bell Laboratories of AT & T.
The error has already been solved in the latest WhatsApp update , as confirmed by the company, which, in turn, has recommended that users use the most recent version of the application.
This problem had already occurred in 2015 among some users of the social network Facebook, who saw the date of the publications of their feed changed to January 1970, according to the portal The News .
At the end of January, WhatsApp strengthened the security of WhatsApp Web and desktop applications with an additional layer of protection using facial recognition or fingerprints to link the user's account to their computer.
WhatsApp en a mobile application, but it also has versions for computers, such as WhatsApp Web and the desktop applications for Mac and Windows.
These versions for computers r they enforced their security. Now, before the user scans the QR code from their phone to link the account to WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp desktop they are required to unlock the application through facial recognition or fingerprint, as available for the mobile operating system that use.
This measure seeks to limit the possibility that another person can link devices to the user's WhatsApp account without their permission, as explained by the company in a statement. And it is also carried out "in such a way that privacy is preserved", that is, "WhatsApp cannot access the biometric information stored by the device's operating system," they assured at the time from the company.
What is coming – Mute videos before sending
WhatsApp works on a new feature for its instant messaging application that will allow users to silence videos before sharing them with their contacts.
A new option introduced in the video editing window will allow you to select whether you want to send a video clip with the audio activated or in silence, thanks to the new icon with the speaker symbol that appears next to the duration and file size .
This feature is available at the moment for users of the beta version of WhatsApp for Android v18.104.22.168, although it is not limited to this construction, as indicated in the WABetaInfo portal .
(With information from Portaltic)