Gmail and Chrome crash problem fixed, Google releases update

Google has fixed an issue in Android System WebView. Gmail, Google Chrome and other Google apps were crashing due to this problem. According to a report, users began to notice the problem of apps crashing on Monday afternoon, and after receiving complaints, Google advised users to use Gmail’s desktop client. The search giant acknowledged the problem on their Googus workspace status dashboard and began regularly sharing all the information related to the problem. The company fixed the problem today (23 March) in the afternoon.

A problem in the Android System WebView caused some other Google apps, including Gmail and Google Chrome, to start crashing. Android System WebView is a system component based on Chrome, which helps Android apps display web content. According to The Verge’s report, the problem of apps crashing began on the afternoon of Monday, March 22, and according to the Google Workspace Status Dashboard, the company acknowledged the problem on March 23 at 4:35 am.

The company admitted that users are experiencing problems in Gmail as well. Google wrote (translated) “We will give information on the time of fixing this problem by 3/23/21, 5:35 am.”

After this, users were advised to use Gmail on the desktop until the problem is fixed. By 11:48 am, Google solved the problem in the Android system webview and released the update version 89.0.4389.105. Along with this, an update was also released for Google Chrome. If you are also struggling with this type of problem, then you will need to update Android System WebView and Google Chrome from Google Play Store.

When the service was down, Samsung support Tweet Did that removing the latest update of WebView would solve the problem. The company also shared how to do so. It seems from the response of many users that doing so also solved their problem.

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