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The recent update seems to be draining the battery on certain phones, though other users are reporting that everything is normal with WhatsApp on their phones.

If you are noticing that your smartphone battery is perhaps discharging faster than usual over the past few days, you deserve to know the exact reason. Its WhatsApp, specifically the latest version of WhatsApp which was rolled out a bit more than a week ago. The Facebook-owned instant messaging app is draining the battery life on Android phones, and the problem seems to be particularly severe on OnePlus phones. Users are complaining on the Google Play Store, the OnePlus Forum, Twitter and also on Reddit.

On the OnePlus forums, a lot of users are complaining about the WhatsApp update causing battery drain on their phones, including those who use the recent OnePlus 7T Pro, the OnePlus 7T and the OnePlus 7 Pro smartphones. “Was wondering why my phone was draining quite a bit faster than normal today. 16% battery drain from WhatsApp after only actively using it for less than 5 minutes today,” says a user with the handle KiltedTraveler on Reddit—he uses a OnePlus 7T. “Whatsapp 2.19.308 has been draining the battery insanely. I think I’ve seen 33% of all battery consumption by WhatsApp on the stats,” complains another user rektalTushe on Reddit who uses a OnePlus 5.

]If you are noticing that your smartphone battery is perhaps discharging faster than usual over the past few days, you deserve to know the exact reason. Its WhatsApp, specifically the latest version of WhatsApp which was rolled out a bit more than a week ago. The Facebook-owned instant messaging app is draining the battery life on Android phones, and the problem seems to be particularly severe on OnePlus phones. Users are complaining on the Google Play Store, the OnePlus Forum, Twitter and also on Reddit.

On the OnePlus forums, a lot of users are complaining about the WhatsApp update causing battery drain on their phones, including those who use the recent OnePlus 7T Pro, the OnePlus 7T and the OnePlus 7 Pro smartphones. “Was wondering why my phone was draining quite a bit faster than normal today. 16% battery drain from WhatsApp after only actively using it for less than 5 minutes today,” says a user with the handle KiltedTraveler on Reddit—he uses a OnePlus 7T. “Whatsapp 2.19.308 has been draining the battery insanely. I think I’ve seen 33% of all battery consumption by WhatsApp on the stats,” complains another user rektalTushe on Reddit who uses a OnePlus 5.

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