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Potential Memory Leak detected in Whatsapp Side Bar

  • I have been observing this a couple of times. When you keep playing the videos that are received in Whatsapp through the sidebar and after a few continuous plays, with the side bar still open when you try to control rest of the browser, Opera might present itself sluggish and not responding. Windows Task Manager also shows little high resource consumption.

    The workaround is that close the Whatsapp side bar and leave it for a few minutes and then you can try to open it. The memory should be freed up now.

    I would however like to report this observation to development team at Opera.