WhatsApp users have been hit with a pretty annoying glitch - here's how to fix it
Some WhatsApp users have been hit by a new bug that doesn't let them see the name of a message sender after they get a notification.
The issue appears to have been caused by an update to the popular app.
And while it's not exactly the worst as far as things go, it sounds like it would be pretty annoying to have happen.
Plenty of people have taken to social media in an effort to try and find a solution to the problem.
Is anyone else's whatsapp doing this w the notifications? pic.twitter.com/wlEAl7szEz
— 🥴 (@UmarCereal) May 27, 2018
Hello why is my Whatsapp notifications like this it’s super unhelpful pic.twitter.com/9dm5TNCzMN
— Ameera Kamalrudin (@ameerakmlrdn) May 27, 2018
This new WhatsApp notification not showing you who the message is from is driving me absolutely mental.
I don’t want a preview of the message but I would like to know who it is from. 🙄 😤
— Nick. (@NickHarden92) May 28, 2018
— Kazza (@___Kazza___) May 22, 2018
Anybody else WhatsApp notifications just randomly start coming in like this? How do you fix it? Because.....I feel like throwing the whole damn app away 😑😑😑 pic.twitter.com/JsIlKtznZc
— Free Agent (@ise_toni) May 28, 2018
However, it looks like there's a way to fix the issue.
If you go to WhatsApp Settings and scroll until it says Show Preview and turn on that switch.
Then, go to iPhone Settings, click on Notifications and then click on WhatsApp.
Scroll to where it says Show Previews, then select Never.
According to the Mirror, an update has been released since the glitch was first noticed.
And while it claims to fix the issue, a umber of social media users say they are still affected.
The publication notes that most of the people impacted are iPhone users, while there doesn't appear to be many Android users affected.