WhatsApp temporarily vanished from Google's Play store without explanation

Ruben Fields
October 12, 2019

"Customers are really reporting that the Fb-owned quick chat messenger app not looks on the Play Store search results", MSPoweruser reported.

New Delhi, Oct 9 (SocialNews.XYZ) At least 15 apps on Google Play Store were found to be engaging in generating frequent, large, and intrusive ads and hiding their app icons in the launcher to make it hard for users to find and remove them, security researchers at global cyber security major Sophos said on Wednesday.

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However, if you have earlier established the WhatsApp but uninstalled it following for some motive, you can detect the app in the "Previously established app" segment in the Google Play Store.

Roughly an hour and 40 minutes after it vanished, WhatsApp reappeared on the Play store. And those who were looking to join WhatsApp for the first time weren't able to. But for new users WhatsApp did not show up on Play Store at all. Neither WhatsApp nor Google was immediately available to comment on why it went down. The mind endures unclear but, WhatsApp for Business, still survives on the Play Store, as splattered by a blower website that follows WhatsApp updates. The danger stems from a double-free bug in WhatsApp, according to a researcher going by the nickname Awakened, TheNextWeb reported. "The vulnerability is officially patched in WhatsApp version 2.19.244", wrote the researcher.

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