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[Solved] WhatsApp shows “Waiting for this message.This may take a while.”

How to Fix “Waiting for this message.This may take a while” Error

This is not an Error, and there is no Fix per say a little fix which we can do. The last beta update of WhatsApp to version 2.16.150 fixes an issue where the “Waiting for this message.this may take a while” would take forever , now it quickly loads the chat and upkeep the integrity of chat.

As per WhatsApp FAQ – the messages will load when the sender of the message gets online and the Encryption system of WhatsApp authenticates the sender of the message. For details about WhatsApp encryption please read the following Official Explanation

Update 2017 : If you see Waiting for this message.This may take a while message in a group chat, click on the user whose message you are seeing and send them a message that will establish end to end encryption and it will likely solve your issue and their message will appear in the group chat aswell.

Fun WhatsApp Fact :

Previous beta version had a spelling mistake and they wrote “Waiting for this message.This may take awhile” instead of “a while” , can’t handle the updates ? 😛

Above screenshot is WhatsApp Public Group which can accessed using a Link

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