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 when replying to status updates!


Common questions Answers
Changelog about? Reply to status updates
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? The latest WhatsApp beta for Android update from the Play Store fixed the bug. If you’re still experiencing the same bug, probably you’re using an older version of the app.
Thanks: FastenM and kingcyrious, for testing and reporting!
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In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we shared information regarding a new feature in development to allow a chat interoperability service on WhatsApp. With these changes, WhatsApp is working on complying with new EU regulations by developing third-party chat support. Unfortunately, the WhatsApp beta for Android update also introduced an issue when replying to status updates, and it appears that the problem was widespread:

As you can see in the attached screenshot, the app crashes when replying to status updates, making it impossible for users to use this feature. Many users rely on this feature every day, even through status reactions, so we understand the inconvenience caused by the crash when attempting to reply to a status update. In reality, some users were already able to reply to status updates through a server-side update a few hours ago, but this action removed the ability to react to status updates, which was the reason why the app crashed.

Restarting the device didn’t resolve the issue, so a new bug fix update was needed to get a final solution, as announced on X. After installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android from the Google Play Store, we noticed that it is a bug-fix update that finally addresses the mentioned issue and restored the ability to react to status updates. This means that you can finally start replying to status updates without experiencing this bug.

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

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