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WhatsApp and the weird bug of emoji flag black

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Published on Jan 08, 2018

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We're getting in the last hours several reports about a weird bug of WhatsApp. The most popular platform for instant messaging to the world replaces the emoji of the flags of England and of the other nations of the United Kingdom with the emoji of a black flag.

In the last hour of the social are invaded by the reports of the users, who in vain attempt to successfully send the emoji of a flag of one of the nations of the United Kingdom. The bug works in a way that is very “simple”: WhatsApp automatically sends you the emoji of a black flag in place of those of England and of other nations.

You can check yourself: open any chat WhatsApp, for example, select the flag of England. In the dedicated field to insert the text on the flag will be in the correct way, but sending it will appear black.

An explanation, however, there is: the emoji of the flags of the nations that are part of the United Kingdom have been included in the “catalogue” of emoji in 2017, with the update 5.0. The final release dates from May 2017, with the different platforms that are appropriate to the new. For example, Apple has implemented in iOS with version 11.1 of the operating system for the iPhone and iPad. WhatsApp, however, has not yet done so, and it is for this reason that the emoji of the flags mentioned before are like black flags.

The article WhatsApp and the weird bug of emoji flag black comes from iSpazio.

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