Xiaomi confirms WhatsApp Obsolete issue is their own fault

Phillip Butler
January 19, 2018

WhatsApp now lets iOS users watch YouTube videos directly inside the chat interface with version 2.18.11.

WhatsApp has pushed a new Picture-in-Picture feature with its latest iOS update.

Therefore, in order to stay safe from such unexpected bugs creeping into your phone, it is advised to rely only on the Google PlayStore for downloading as well as updating apps on Android. WhatsApp is the most used communication app across the Globe with 1.2 billion users worldwide. Now, Xiaomi has acknowledged the WhatsApp Obsolete error. So, the Xiaomi users can now continue to use their WhatsApp app on the smartphones without any issues. Now, the Chinese smartphone maker has come up with a statement, taking the responsibility for the "WhatsApp Obsolete" issue. Users were greeted with a message that said "This version of WhatsApp has become obsolete". Since the Xiaomi service updates apps automatically by default, users got the beta and struggled with the obsolete issue. Later, it was revealed that the issue has been triggered by Xiaomi's Mi App store.

Xiaomi provided the following statement to Gadgets 360, "A few Xiaomi users reported an issue with WhatsApp on their smartphones".

According to a Xiaomi spokesperson, the company uploaded a beta version of WhatsApps APK on the Mi App Store. "We apologise for any inconvenience faced by our Mi Fans, and promise to be more vigilant going forward". At the time, WhatsApp had said the issue was with how the app was distributed, and that while the issue was not under its control, it was being fixed. Usually one has to sign up to become a tester, but developers also roll out beta apps to general users from time to time.

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