WhatsApp obsolete error came out of the blue and took the users by surprise. More than that, it was the bug that was more frustrating. But here’s the fix.
WhatsApp Obsolete Error
A few users faced the WhatsApp obsolete error claiming their app had become obsolete on January 13, 2018, which is yesterday. This means they were getting the message that their app had become unavailable and that they couldn’t use it anymore. When on one hand we saw features like allowing WhatsApp to be used handsfree and file sharing update making the app more user-friendly, on the other such a bug was nothing but frustrating the users to the core.
It seems like the issue plagued the Indian users yesterday morning. The bug carried a message that read:
“This version of WhatsApp became obsolete on 13 Jan 2018. Please go to the Google Play Store to download the latest version.”
And when they tried updating the app from the Play Store, they could not complete this process either, which was more frustrating. According to Techook, the WhatsApp obsolete error was spotted more on the Xiaomi devices.
WhatsApp has actually acknowledged this bug and issued a statement saying
“This is an issue that’s being fixed. It was a problem with how our app is distributed, which is not under our control.”
This can really cause frustration and on many occasions, uninstalling the device and installing it back sets everything straight. But you don’t need to do this every time, right?
Try the following steps to remove WhatsApp obsolete error:
In your phone’s settings, there the option Allow installation of apps from unknown sources. Activate it.
Download WhatsApp from the Play Store.
This will install the latest available version of WhatsApp on your device.
Note: The author also uses the Xiaomi smartphone – Xiaomi Redmi Note 4.
First of all, please try the steps only if you think you will not lose your data, to keep it safe.
Do write in the comments box below about your experience with this error as a result of this WhatsApp obsolete error.