WhatsApp started causing random crashes on iPhone for some users early Wednesday. Initially, the issue was believed to be limited to iOS 15.2, although some affected users later reported on social media that it was interfering with the experience on earlier iOS versions as well. The complaints that surfaced on the web suggest that the crashing was not exclusive to a specific region as WhatsApp users from different parts of the world experienced the same issue where the app crashed shortly after opening it.
Multiple iPhone users complained about the problem with crashing with WhatsApp on Twitter. The users reported that the app caused crashes just after trying to open it by tapping its icon. This prevented them from sending new messages or viewing existing messages.
9to5Mac reports that since even the beta version of WhatsApp that was available through TestFlight crashed, the bug may be caused by an issue with the Meta servers rather than an issue with the iOS app itself. The problem also: affected some users on WhatsApp Business.
WhatsApp Engineering Head Nitin Gupta recognized the crash issue in response to a tweet from WABetaInfo. He advised affected users to run the app once in airplane mode to fix the problem.
In a separate tweet, WABetaInfo reports that the issue was resolved hours after it was reported online. However, WhatsApp has not yet officially confirmed whether the issue has been resolved.
Gadgets 360 has contacted WhatsApp to clarify the fix and will update this space when the company responds.
On Tuesday, WhatsApp rolled out a voice message preview feature that allows users to preview recordings of their audio messages before sending them to contacts. The feature has been rolled out to all users on Android, iOS, web and desktop.
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