What is it and how to make it go away?

As WhatsApp has positioned itself as the most widely used communication tool in the world, the instant messaging platform has been incorporating several functions to improve the interaction that its users have through the application.

Likewise, the app of Meta has been optimizing the different alerts and indicators that expose the status of the messages that a user sends to a conversation, an example of this is the double check azul.

WhatsApp is constantly updated to improve its features. – Photo: NurPhoto via Getty Images

However, in certain cases the messaging platform usually generates a red exclamation point suddenly when a person is sending a message (text, photo, video, voice note or document), in the middle of an individual conversation or group chat.

What does that red exclamation point that appears on WhatsApp mean?

A appearance of the red logo next to a message indicates that said content could not be sent and WhatsApp is waiting for the user to take action with the message that presents the problem.

Red exclamation mark in WhatsApp chats
Red exclamation mark in WhatsApp chats – Photo: Screenshot / Week

So that when you press or click (if you are using WhatsApp Web) a couple of alternatives will appear on the screen to proceed with the message that is failing. Among the available options there is the function “send the message again”, which generates a second attempt to share said content.

If the red alert continues to appear, this means that the platform is experiencing difficulties in being able to forward said message.

If it is a message that no longer makes sense to share it, because it has taken a long time to be sent, you can choose the alternative of “cancel the message”. Once the choice is made, the instant messaging application will remove the red alert from the conversation.

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It should be noted that the red exclamation usually appears when WhatsApp suffers a drop in its services and therefore this element is a way to detect when there are failures with the instant messaging platform.

How to send or receive messages on WhatsApp without having internet access?

WhatsApp currently has several functions to help its users solve work, student or personal issues. Through a message, voice note or video call, a person can accurately communicate the message that he needs to convey.

However, the popular instant messaging service depends on an internet connection stable so that most of its functions operate correctly. Therefore, when the user is in an area without access to a Wi-Fi network or when he loses all his mobile data, he is cut off from communication.

WhatsApp chats have end-to-end encryption.
WhatsApp chats have end-to-end encryption. – Photo: Official Facebook of WhatsApp

However, it was recently revealed that WhatsApp has a useful feature that makes it possible to send and receive messages, even if the user’s device is not connected to the Internet.

The great advantage of this method is that it does not require the download and installation of unofficial applications, which could put the security and operation of the user’s phone at risk, in addition, It is an option that can be used from an Android or iPhone device.

To execute this trick it is necessary to perform the following steps:

  • Initially, it should be verified that the smartphone and the instant messaging application are properly updated
  • You must enter the app WhatsApp on the phone
  • Then you will have to open the application menu (button with three vertical dots) and press the ‘Settings’ option
  • Go to the “Storage and data” section.
  • Scroll the menu down and then select the ‘Proxy Settings’ option
  • Touch the ‘Set proxy’ tool, then add the proxy address and save it
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Once the process is complete, the user will be able to send and receive WhatsApp messages without the need for internet, so that the user will be able to stay in touch with other people through the popular instant messaging application.

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