WhatsApp now back on Google Play Store after sudden disappearance

WhatsApp now back on Google Play Store after sudden disappearance

The good news is, WhatsApp has since announced that the app has returned to the Google Play Store, which we confirmed by, well, searching for it in Google's Android app storefront.

Several of them went a step further by disguising themselves in the phone's app settings page.

WhatsApp said that users of Android forms 2.3.7 will never again have the option to make new accounts, nor reverify existing accounts.

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As per the information from WABetaInfo's twitter handle, WhatsApp app is not appearing in the search results of google play store.

While WhatsApp disappeared from Play Store, WhatsApp for Business app was still available. Which, in turn, means that WhatsApp has not completely disappeared from the Google Play Store and neither did Google blacklist the app, the report added. Therefore, users who want to join WhatsApp for the first time won't be able to install WhatsApp via Play Store at least for now. As TNW noted, for some unknown reason, WhatsApp vanished from the Play Store this morning.

A double-free vulnerability is a memory corruption anomaly that could crash an application or open up an exploit vector that attackers can abuse to gain access to users' device. WhatsApp and Google are yet to issue an official comment regarding this. The bug also works for Android 8.1 and Android 9.0 OS but does not work for Android 8.0 and below.