New Android phone message glitch leaves users mystified

New Android phone message glitch leaves users mystified

The glitch lets your messages appear when they're not supposed to.

the1975..com is leaving the internet rather confused right now. While it has nothing to do with the band The 1975, the extra “dot”, when typed into the google app, is allowing users to see their text messages.

SMSs in the Google app on your phone? Yeah, it is quite confusing.

If you’re a fan of the British band then you would be forgiven for thinking it was some marketing scheme. The Manchester group have just released a new song and one Reddit user ended up seeing his own messages when he attempted to visit the band’s website.

the1975..com: What the hell is going on with this glitch?

The glitch seems to work on most Android devices and is as simple as going into your Google search app (not chrome) and entering “the1975..com”.

The error was first discovered on the Google Pixel device but users on Samsung, LG and Huawei have also noticed the issue.

“It’s like just about the weirdest glitch I have come by,” the Reddit user wrote. “Is this combination just a super random coincidence or is there something else going on?” – said the Reddit user who first discovered the glitch.

The glitch is bigger than just the1975..com

We know the internet is not about that chill life so it’s really not surprising that users also discovered that typing in “vizela viagens” had the same effect.

No, this isn’t Google spying on your messages, the app has always been able to show you your messages when you type in “show me your text messages”. These new searches are certainly not that, though.

If you haven’t given the app permission to access your messages, you won’t see any response when entering these searches. If you don’t believe us, go and search the1975..com and see what comes of it.

Credit: Nic Andersen, THE SOUTH AFRICAN

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