Its not just you, WhatsApp is down for many users

WhatsApp Windows Phone

WhatsApp Windows Phone

WhatsApp is a prime messaging app is used by over one billion users across the world.

Furthermore, the update obsolete error screen suggests that the issue is in the beta version of the application. The Facebook-owned company which is introducing new features every day has now reportedly stopped working on a few phones with an error- "This version of WhatsApp became obsolete on 13 Jan 2018".

According to reports, the users of Xiaomi smartphones have mostly become the victims of the bug.

Some of the hapless users took to Twitter to vent their frustration. The error asks users to update the app and gives a link to the Google Play Store for the same. And, there is no respite on tapping this option, claim the users. Moreover, not all users who faced the issue are not the beta testers of WhatsApp. "It was a problem with how our [WhatsApp] app is distributed, which is not under our control". It's worth noting that the outage has nothing to do with your smartphone variant or WhatsApp version, this rather appears to be a backend server issue. You can follow the steps given here to resolve it safely without losing your WhatsApp data or uninstalling the application.

If the above steps fail to fix the issue for your device, you need to uninstall the app and download the latest version of the app from WhatsApp's website.

First, enable the "Allow installation of apps from unknown sources" option under Settings on your smartphone.

That's it! WhatsApp will be updated with the existing data and will not be obsolete. On Twitter, a number of users complained about the issues and said they were not able to update the app.