Android users around the world have been going through crashing issues with apps on their devices. Google is currently working towards a fix.
Google established issues with Gmail on Android on the Google Workspace status page and advised users to use the desktop version until the issues had been fixed.
“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,” Google said.
“Affected users can use the desktop Gmail Web interface instead of the Gmail Android app.”
Samsung also acknowledged that there was a problem and came up with a fix.
On the company’s US support Twitter account, Samsung advised, “Please remove the Webview Update and then restart the phone.”
The problem is supposedly owing to a system component called Android System WebView which led Android apps to display web content.
Users that had been affected reported that the Gmail app on Android had crashed.
Samsung had posted the steps to take to uninstall, saying: “Go settings > apps > tap the three dots in the top right corner > show system apps > search for Android System WebView > select Uninstall updates.”