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    WhatsApp bug makes timestamp of messages illegible

    Users across the world are reporting a rather strange WhatsApp bug which is messing up the timestamps of messages and Status uploads.
    Instead of ‘Today’ users are seeing ’84oday’ as the timestamp in chats and under Status, and instead of ‘Yesterday,’ ’89esterday’ is being shown.
    The bug is affecting only the latest beta version 2.18.109 of the app on Android.

    Here’s why ‘Today’ and ‘Yesterday’ appear cryptic

    After the issue was complained about on social media, Twitter user Federico Sabbioni rightly pointed out the reason those digits are being added before the words ‘today’ and ‘yesterday.’
    Their first letter, that is T and Y, is being replaced by their ASCII codes. The ASCII code for T is 84 and for Y is 89.

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