App Crash Fix Android : Many Android apps have suddenly started crashing in the past few hours, with apps throwing the dreaded “keep closing” warning messages when users try to open them. Twitter and Reddit forums are filled with reports of apps crashing. DownDetector is also showing a big surge in outage reports for Gmail and Amazon. Desktop Gmail Web interface and Google Workspace services are not affected.
If you’re affected by the issue, open the Play Store, search for Android WebView, and uninstall the updates. Alternatively, you can also go to “Apps” or “Applications” from your device Settings, find the Android WebView app among the system apps, and uninstall its latest updates.
A Google spokesperson confirmed the company was aware of the issue and was working on a fix: App Crash Fix Android
We are aware of an issue with WebView causing some apps on Android to crash. We are currently working to fully validate the scope and a fix is in progress.
As per the most recent update posted on Google Workspace Status Dashboard, Google was still investigating this issue.
Google hasn’t shared any update on the fix at the time of writing this article. The onus remains on Android users to resolve this issue by uninstalling recent Android WebView updates.