WhatsApp beta for Android was crashing for users in two versions. Meta’s instant messaging app has released a fix for the bug that caused the crash, according to another report. WhatsApp users faced an unknown error when opening the app or sending media. The new build does not give the reason for the failure and only brings the fix. However, there is also a guide on how users can revert to an older version of WhatsApp beta without losing their chat data.
ONE report by WABetaInfo, the WhatsApp feature tracker, Meta’s instant messaging service was crashing for some beta testers. WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 reportedly faced an unknown error causing them to crash when users try to open the app or when trying to send media.
Other report by WABetaInfo mentions that WhatsApp has released a fix for the bug that caused their beta test app to crash on Android. The fix is provided with WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206. The report did not mention why the app crashes on some users’ Android smartphones.
WhatsApp feature tracker recommends users to backup their data to Google Drive before upgrading to a new beta version. That way, if the beta app has a bug that causes it to crash, users can prevent their data from being lost. One of the solutions – before the app gets a bug fix – is to revert to an older version.
WABetaInfo too has a guide for users to downgrade to an older version without losing their data and without reinstalling an older version. The guide mentions that while it is easier for iOS users to revert to an older version without reinstalling the app, Android users will still have to download the older version through a third-party app download site.
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