OnePlus acknowledges WhatsApp send button bug when sending emoji after OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) update, fix coming soon

OnePlus has been fine-tuning the OxygenOS 11 (Android 11) update for quite some time as there are several bugs and issues.

The OnePlus 8 series bagged the latest OS update earlier in October while other eligible devices are still in line to get the same.


Those on the OxygenOS 11 update have been reporting about a bug that seems to be affecting some functionality in WhatsApp.

When users are opening to the emoji section on WhatsApp, the send button gets disabled and appears as a blank teal dot.

There are a lot of reports about this issues on the OnePlus Community as well as other online platforms like Twitter.

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Also, it was being speculated that the bug might be in WhatsApp itself and is not related to OxygenOS 11.

However, a OnePlus staff member has stated that the bug has been reported and development team is working to fix the issue.

This indicates that the problem lies within OxygenOS itself and there have been no such reports about other Android devices.

We’ve made a note of it and our DEV team is currently working on this. We’ll keep you posted regarding any further updates.


Moreover, it is unclear how is the an OS update is affecting the functionality on an emoji platform in a particular app.

Nevertheless, it is good to see that the OEM promptly addressed the issue and has already started working to fix it.

That said, we will keep tracking this for further development and will provide more details once new information becomes available.


In the meantime, you can check out our OnePlus Android 11 (OxygenOS 11) update tracker to get the latest updates on the topic.

We also have a dedicated OxygenOS 11 bug tracker that you can go through to know about the bugs and issues present on the latest OS update.

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