WhatsApp Beta updates and causes problems for some users, here is the fix

WhatsApp just brought a new app update Beta for Android, the the Google Play Beta Program and it is in effect a “bug fix update“, That is, released to solve problems that had been encountered with two other beta versions released within a few hours.

WhatsApp Beta: the news of the update (bug fix update)

Let’s start with the background: in the past few hours WhatsApp Beta had been made available in two new releases – versions and – which had brought nothing but problems: following their installation, numerous users had begun to encounter continuous application crash, which has become practically unusable. Crashes, in particular, occurred both when starting the app and when trying to send media files. Users affected by such inconveniences had nothing left to do but go back to a previous version of the app and wait patiently for the official fix.

Well, fortunately the latter is already available: WhatsApp Beta is in roll out in version, which takes care of remedying the problem described. Of course, given the very recent precedents, if you are a user of the beta version of WhatsApp, the advice is to make a backup of your conversations immediately on Google Drive, so that if the problem occurs again, you won’t have to endure the loss of messages to perform the downgrade.

How to update WhatsApp Beta

The latest version of WhatsApp Beta for Android (here is the page to join the beta program) can be downloaded from the Google Play Store by clicking on the badge below. Alternatively you can resort to APK Mirror.

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