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Fix for ‘Whatsapp Obsolete’ error coming as Xiaomi admits its fault



A few days back, most of the Xiaomi users experienced a weird problem with the WhatsApp application as they were getting the ‘Whatsapp Obsolete’ error. The error said – ‘This version of WhatsApp became obsolete on 13 Jan 2018. Please go to the Google Play Store to download the latest version‘. Well, here the problem started as there was no update for the WhatsApp app on the Play Store and still, the users were getting this error.  WhatsApp released an official statement saying that ‘On background, this is an issue that’s being fixed. It was a problem with how our app is distributed, which is not under our control.’

WhatsApp Obsolete Bug

Xiaomi has admitted that it was company’s fault as this ‘WhatsApp Obsolete’ error occurred on Xiaomi devices. In an exclusive statement given to Techook, Xiaomi said –

A few Xiaomi users reported an issue with WhatsApp on their smartphones. After a thorough investigation, we learned that a beta version of WhatsApp was pushed out on our Mi App Store a few days ago, which some users updated to. We have updated our App store listing with a newer version, approved by WhatsApp, which we encourage any users facing issues, to update to. We apologise for any inconvenience faced by our Mi Fans, and promise to be more vigilant going forward.

So, Xiaomi has updated the listing of WhatsApp on the App store, and so, users won’t get this ‘WhatsApp Obsolete’ error anymore. Are your still facing this error, here is a nice guide by Techook that you can follow.



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