Seeing “Waiting for this message. Check your phone.”

At times, you might see the above message on your linked device in place of what you were sent from a contact. Due to end-to-end encryption, you might need to wait for someone's message to arrive on your linked device. This can happen if you or the person you're chatting with recently reinstalled WhatsApp or are on an older version.
To speed up the process:
  • Check your phone to see the message.
  • Ask the person you're messaging to open WhatsApp on their phone.
  • Make sure you’re both on the latest version of WhatsApp.
For more information on end-to-end encryption, please read our white paper and this article.
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