WhatsApp beta for Android what’s new?


WhatsApp is rolling out a new update and it is available for all users on the official WhatsApp website, bringing the version up to
What’s new in this update? This is a bug fix update that addresses an issue with the expiration of the app!


Common questions Answers
Changelog about? Expiration 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 as the bug seems fixed in this build. If you’re still experiencing the same bug, probably you’re using a previous version of the app.
Thanks: Traiti, for testing and reporting!
How to join the community on WhatsApp? WABetaInfo Community
Previous news? WhatsApp beta for iOS what’s new? WhatsApp keeps working on the ability to edit messages!


WhatsApp expires in order to ensure that users are always using a recent and updated version of the application. When WhatsApp releases a new version of their application, they may include important security updates, bug fixes, and new features that are not available in the previous versions. By expiring the old versions of the application, users will have to update to a newer version of the app that is surely more secure and up-to-date. Unfortunately, it seems that something has gone wrong with some recent beta versions of the app and WhatsApp has expired earlier than expected:

As you can see in this screenshot, some users were unable to use the application as it had expired. This is really unexpected because the application was supposed to expire in a few weeks but, due to a bug, WhatsApp stopped working after a few days from its release on the Play Store. The bug has caused significant disruption for some users, who were suddenly unable to access the app. Some beta testers have tried to use the application through workarounds such as setting the device’s date to a previous date, but this is not really recommended.

We also reported this issue by posting a tweet on Twitter and fortunately, the WhatsApp beta for Android update is now available on the official WhatsApp website: this is a bug-fix update that addresses the mentioned issue, so you can finally start using WhatsApp without the expiration bug. Please, be sure to force close the app if you experience the same issue after installing the update.

The fix is rolling out after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update so be sure to update to this build available on the official WhatsApp website in order to use a bug-free version of WhatsApp.

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