From previous few days, we have been encountering with many issues with WhatsApp. The servers, had gone many a times from previous few months. This time the users have faced a different type of issue, WhatsApp “obsolete” issue. On the morning of January 13, the users had got a message saying, “This version of WhatsApp became obsolete on 13 Jan 2018. Please go to the Google Playstore to download the latest version.” Here is the solution for how to fix WhatsApp “obsolete” issue.
On twitter, a number of users tweeted about this issue. WhatsApp had also given 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.”
According to the reports, this issue was discovered on morning of January 13. Users in India woke up with the message, “This version of WhatsApp became obsolete on 13 Jan 2018. Please go to the Google Play Store to download the latest version.”. But the users was not even able to download the updated app from Google Play Store. This issue was majorly faced by the Xiaomi users.
Here’s how to fix WhatsApp “obsolete” issue
If you’re still facing the WhatsApp “obsolete” issue on your smartphone, then you don’t need to uninstall the application. Instead, you can follow these steps to solve the issue without uninstalling the app or losing the data.
- Enable the ‘Allow installation of apps from unknown sources’ option under Settings on your device.
- Now visit WhatsApp.com/android to download the latest version of the app from the Google Play Store.
WhatsApp will now be updated without needing to uninstall the app or losing the data.