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 crash with the emoji keyboard!


Common questions Answers
Changelog about? Emoji keyboard crash
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 really fixed in this build. If you’re still experiencing the same bug, probably you’re using an older version of the app.
Thanks: Hypogriff, A7mad, rubiokarim, Jean Carlos Rabasa, and flakoflow_25, for testing and reporting!
Previous news? WhatsApp beta for Android what’s new? WhatsApp is rolling out a tweaked interface for the security notifications screen!

In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we shared some information regarding a new interface for the security notifications screen. With this update, WhatsApp aimed to improve the interface of the app by adding minor enhancements. Unfortunately, as mentioned in the same article, the update also introduced several crashes while using the emoji keyboard, and it seems that the problem was enough widespread:

A lot of users were experiencing a crash when using the emoji keyboard. But it’s not all: other users also reported issues with configuring their avatars, accessing the privacy section, and adding text over images using the drawing editor. As shown in the attached screenshot, 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.

Although our multiple warnings, many people discovered that the update had automatically been installed due to the auto-download settings of the Google Play Store. However, we can finally confirm that the WhatsApp beta for Android version is a bug-fix update that addresses the mentioned issue, so you can finally use the emoji keyboard again. In addition, other crashes previously reported should also be fixed as we didn’t receive negative feedback.

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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