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 an issue with the widget of the app!


Common questions Answers
Changelog about? Widget
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: Sc, Sniper, Stanislav Shechtman, and Alirio Ortiz, for testing and reporting!
Previous news? WhatsApp beta for iOS what’s new? WhatsApp is rolling out community examples!

In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we announced that WhatsApp was introducing multi-account support. With this feature, it’s possible to add additional account to the same device, without the need to use parallel apps. Unfortunately, this update also introduced an issue with the widget of the app, and it appears that the problem was enough widespread:

After installing the previous update of WhatsApp beta for Android, many users complained about widget of the app. Specifically, the widget wasn’t loading and was unable to display the list of the latest incoming messages. Many users rely on the WhatsApp widget so they don’t have to open the app every time. As a result, this bug wasn’t very pleasant.

Restarting the device did not resolve the issue, so users had to wait for a new update to fix the bug. 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 start using the widget of the app without experiencing this bug.

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 bug.

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