Why my whats up messages are not in chronolgical order


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Previously when I used to delete a message from a chat, whatsapp automatically use to resort the chat list according to date. but now when I delete a message, it does not change the chat list by date. For example, if someone messaged me last month and then again today, if I delete todays message, his chat will not move down to last month. In fact, it will remain on top of the list with last month date on the right.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling , but issue still remains.

Does anyone know how to fix this issue?


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Aug 27, 2021
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Did you just upgrade to 16.2 and start seeing this happen?
Any config changes before it happened?
Have you added any new apps just before this started happening?
Is your storage space very low?
Try to trace back to the conditions when the app was working and then what changed.

This is most likely is a WhatsApp app interoperation with iOS 16.2. Unlikely 16.2 will change so it’ll be a WhatsApp new release. I’d definitely connect with their online support if possible. Who knows, there may be others with the problem and they have a fix or workaround. BOL..


Mar 2, 2016
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