I'm using Safari on a MacBook Air M1.

When I use web.whatsapp.com, it often reloads page with this error:

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Is there an easy way to fix this? Is Facebook running necessary processes that I can block somehow?

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    I’ve purged these comments as they appear unrelated to the problem. If you have a potential solution, please leave an answer that can be voted on. – grg Jan 1 at 19:04
  • As an answer mentions you can use other browsers. I am using MBA M1 with Chrome and regularly use WhatsApp Web for hours without any problem on the 8GB base variant. Just adding this to have more data and let you know that you won't encounter this in Chrome. – asymptoticallyboundedgluon Jan 2 at 7:04

I believe the easiest way to fix this is to use a different browser. Both Firefox and Chrome shouldn't reload web.whatsapp.com or any other website without asking.

I do not have the latest Safari, but I dug through the latest Safari user guide and it seems there are no options in Safari's preferences to disable reloads due to significant energy consumption.

If you still really want to use Safari you might be able to find an extension that will stop these reload events, or you might be able to file a bug with WhatsApp and hopefully they will fix it soon. I do not recommend manually finding and blocking the guilty scripts from web.whatsapp.com. From my web development experience I can assure you that this will not be an easy task.

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