WhatsApp beta for Android what’s new?


WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to
What’s new in this update? This is a bug fix update that addresses a persistent crash upon opening the app!


Common questions Answers
Changelog about? Crash bug
Status? Fixed
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for Android is marked as a compatible update.
I’ve installed this update but I still experience the same bug. Why? Be sure to install the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update from the Play Store as the bug is fixed in this build. If you’re still experiencing the same bug, probably you’re using a previous version of the app.
Thanks: Dibya Jyoti Das, for testing and reporting!
Previous news? WhatsApp news of the week: animated emojis and channels on iOS!

In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we announced that a lot of users were able to experimenting with a tweaked interface that includes a bottom navigation bar. Unfortunately, as mentioned in the same article, the update also introduced a persistent crash when opening the app, and it seems that the problem was enough widespread:

A lot of users were experiencing the persistent crash when opening WhatsApp, and you can notice it from the numerous tweets posted on Twitter. While some beta testers were temporarily able to get the app to work by opening WhatsApp from the notification center, and others performed a downgrade operation, many people continued to experience this persistent crash, preventing them from using the application. We also reported this issue on Twitter and decided to highlight it more in the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update to ensure that additional users did not install this version.

However, despite our multiple warnings, many people discovered that the update had automatically been installed due to the auto-download settings of the Google Play Store. Fortunately, we can confirm that the WhatsApp beta for Android version is a bug-fix update that addresses the mentioned issue, so you can finally use WhatsApp again.

The fix is rolling out after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update from the Google Play Store, so make sure to update to this build in order to use a version of WhatsApp without the crash.

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