It seems like Facebook-owned popular messaging service WhatsApp is blocking links to rival messaging applications – at least Telegram app for now.
Telegram users are noticing that WhatsApp is blocking any links to the privacy-oriented messaging service Telegram.me.
Although users are free to send or receive Telegram links on WhatsApp, the links appear as non-clickable that you cannot copy or forward.
This strange behavior was first noticed this morning by Telegram users over on Reddit.
The URLs – which are generally automatically made clickable – still appeared as plain text messages, but they didn’t register as hyperlinks, blocking users from copying or forwarding them to other users or other apps.