Here's the reason why WhatsApp became 'obsolete' on Xiaomi smartphones

by Edgar Hayes January 19, 2018, 1:38
Here's the reason why WhatsApp became 'obsolete' on Xiaomi smartphones

WhatsApp has rolled out a new feature for iOS users wherein a user can play YouTube videos right within the app, while continuing to chat.

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

WhatsApp users from India have not been able to use the application mostly on Xiaomi phones. The error that appeared said, "This version of WhatsApp became obsolete on 13 Jan 2018". To know more about this issue, our team has approached WhatsApp team, and they told us it is a third party issue, not an error with WhatsApp. Now, the Chinese smartphone maker has come up with a statement, taking the responsibility for the "WhatsApp Obsolete" issue.

But given the popularity of Google-owned video sharing platform and many users sharing their videos over WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned instant messenger must have made a decision to do something about it in order to make users stick to their platform. Previously, when a user clicked on a YouTube link on WhatsApp, the app automatically redirected the user on to the YouTube app, after exiting the WhatsApp window.

Commenting on the development, Xiaomi disclosed that a few users have reported the issue with WhatsApp over social media platforms. "We apologise for any inconvenience faced by our Mi Fans, and promise to be more vigilant going forward", it added. Recently, Xiaomi users also faced an issue where their contacts data was getting mismatched.

Xiaomi's statement confirms that the fault lay with a version of the app launched from its Mi App Store. 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.

The update is yet to roll out for Android and Windows users.

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