WhatsApp Messenger has been an integral part of our life in this modern era of smartphone life with the ability to share text, photos, videos, voice messages as well as voice and video calling. it helps stay in touch with our loved ones no matter how far are they from us. if you’re a frequent WhatsApp user and you ever faced this error “Waiting for this message. This may take a while.” and are wondering why are you seeing it.
Just take a look at the screenshot posted below for reference.
Well, the issue is not related to the app nor its a bug. you get the above message, Due to end-to-end encryption and you may need to wait for someone’s message to arrive because their phone needs to come online and properly encrypt the message for you. the developers stated that :
At times, you may see the above message in place of what you were sent from a contact. Due to end-to-end encryption, you may need to wait for someone’s message to arrive because their phone needs to come online and properly encrypt the message for you. This can typically occur if you or the person you’re chatting with recently reinstalled WhatsApp.
To speed up this process, ask the person you’re messaging to open WhatsApp on their phone.