New users' can download the app on Android phones (REUTERS)
New users' can download the app on Android phones (REUTERS)

WhatsApp now back on Google Play Store after sudden disappearance

  • Users on Friday reported that the Facebook-owned instant chat messenger app disappeared from the Google Play Store
  • The reason for the short absence of WhatsApp from Google Play Store still remains unclear

San Francisco: Facebook-owned WhatsApp on Saturday confirmed that the app was now back on the Google App store after its sudden disappearance.

New users' can download the app on Android phones by just typing WhatsApp on the search box of Google Play Store.

Unfortunately, the reason for the short absence remains unclear.

Users on Friday reported that the Facebook-owned instant chat messenger app disappeared from the Google Play Store. "Users are now reporting that the Facebook-owned instant chat messenger app no longer appears on the Play Store search results," MSPoweruser reported.

Due to the sudden disappearance, those who were looking to join WhatsApp for the first time were not able to install it via the Play Store. WhatsApp hasn't completely disappeared from the Google Play Store and neither did Google blacklist the app, the report added.


This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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