I used to be able to use WhatsApp in Brave, even when the shield was on.
But nowadays WhatsApp does not work on Brave. I tried disabling the shield, but that has no change.
Typically, the process stops after I scan the QR code with my mobile. It keeps showing me a “connecting” message. A “Log out” button is shown at bottom. The mobile shows “Logging in…” message. After a few seconds, the mobile times out and displays the following error: “Could not log in. Check your phone’s internet connection and scan the QR code again.” At the same time, the web.whatsapp.com aborts the linking cycle, and starts with a fresh QR code.
Chrome works fine. That means the problem is caused by the very recent change in Brave vis-a-vis Chrome.
Reporting for Windows 10 Home, 64 bits.
BTW I did search for duplicate bugs, but found no other issue that’s open. I found several issues which are closed because there was no activity for 30 days.
But none of them mentioned that WhatsApp does work with Chrome. Therefore I hope that this issue would not be dismissed as duplicate.
BTW Chrome and FireFox work properly with WhatsApp. But Brave happens to be my favorite browser, and I do not wish to switch to other browsers just for the sake of using WhatsApp.