During the last few hours, thousands of users are complaining that WhatsApp closes by itself, something quite common when using WhatsApp Beta, since it is a test version, it may have updates with some errors.
Although most of the time it is something that is fixed with a new update, I leave you here the causes and solutions:
Why does WhatsApp close itself?
There are several reasons why WhatsApp may close itself. Here are some common causes:
1. Memory and storage problems
WhatsApp uses a lot of memory and storage on your mobile device. If there is a storage or memory issue on the device, it may cause WhatsApp to close itself.
2. App update
A WhatsApp app update may not have been installed correctly or may have compatibility issues with your device, which may cause the app to crash.
If you have Whatsapp Beta, and on Twitter people complain a lot, it is because they have done something that has messed up with the latest update.
Pay attention to new updates that come out in the next few hours, and apply them.
3. Network problems
Network connectivity issues can also cause WhatsApp to close itself. If there is a problem with the mobile data network or Wi-Fi connection, the app may close automatically.
4. WhatsApp version problems
If the version of WhatsApp installed on the device is not compatible with the device’s operating system, the application may close automatically.
5. Storage space problems
If your phone does not have more storage space, or if the WhatsApp cache is damaged, this problem may also occur.
Solutions for unexpected closure of WhatsApp
Here are some solutions you can try to fix the WhatsApp unexpected shutdown issue:
1. Restart the device
Sometimes simply restarting the mobile device can fix the WhatsApp unexpected shutdown issue.
Restarting your device closes all background processes and apps and can help free up resources for WhatsApp to function properly.
2. Free up storage space
If the problem is storage, it is important to free up space on the mobile device.
You can delete apps you don’t use, unnecessary files and clear the WhatsApp app cache to free up space.
3. Update the application
If the problem is caused by a WhatsApp update, you can try updating the app to the latest version available in the app store.
4. Check network connectivity
If the problem is caused by network connectivity issues, you should check your mobile data connection or Wi-Fi connection and restart the router if necessary.
5. Uninstall and reinstall the app
If none of the above solutions work, you can try uninstalling the WhatsApp app and reinstalling it on your mobile device.
This may help fix any issues with your previous installation of the app. In this case, make sure you have the backup copy on Google Drive, recent, so that there are no scares later.
If you have Whatsapp Beta for android
If WhatsApp closes only when there is an Internet connection, but can be opened in airplane mode, it is because the installed version of WhatsApp Beta is defective.
Use a linked device, or WhatsApp Web, while Meta fixes the matter.