Search Giant Google Is Fixing the Latest Crash Caused by WebView

Written by on 24-03-2021

Gmail, Google Pay, Google Chrome, and other applications are affected by a service called Android WebView. Many Android users are informed with a notification, stating some applications crashed, Google has discovered the issue early this Tuesday and will patch it with an update, users will be informed once the issue is resolved. In the meantime, Google stated that users still able to use Gmail through the web version of the affected applications.

Google posted on its official Google Workspace status page, "We're aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a significant subset of users. The affected users are unable to access Gmail. We will provide an update, detailing when we expect to resolve the problem. Affected users can use the desktop Gmail Web interface instead of the Gmail Android app."

It’s reported that the issue arises due to a service called Android WebView, a Chrome-powered feature that enables users to view webpages in Android apps. Tech Giant Samsung US suggests users remove the WebView update and restart their phones temporarily to avoid any further issue occurrence.

Simply go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Apps’ > tap the 3 dots at the top right corner > show system apps > search for ‘Android System WebView > select ‘Uninstall Updates’. Do make sure you are not uninstalling the WebView itself, otherwise, you will not be able to view the webpage in Android apps.