WhatsApp for Android: the new 2.16.216 Beta version is already available for download

WhatsApp android updateAnother update is available for WhatsApp users. Despite the summer and recent news about flaws in its security system, WhatsApp’s developers are still regularly updating this popular instant messaging app. Even if Android users are the majority, the other platforms supporting the app such as Windows Phone and iPhone, are often updated as well. So WhatsAppers can serenely choose the version they prefer.

Today’s post is for Android users, who will be able update their device with the latest 2.16.216 Beta version of the app. Unfortunately this latest version doesn’t add any new feature, but instead it comes with important bug fixes and performance improvements. So if you are an avid WhatsApp user, we strongly recommend you to install this new update on your Android device.

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As we said, this latest 2.16.216 version of WhatsApp for Android devices is still a Beta, which means that only those of you who are part of the Beta Program will be able to download it directly from the Google Play Store. It is absolutely not difficult to be a Beta Tester, so if you wish to become one, you simply have to go to this page  and tap on the “BECOME A TESTER” button. Once you are officially a Beta Tester, you will finally be able to open the Android Store and install this latest 2.16.216 version of WhatsApp on your Android device.

But don’t worry, because if you don’t want to become a registered user but still want to download WhatsApp updates, you have another option. The alternative is to download the updates manually going to whatsapp.com/android. In this case, it is very important that before the download you enable the “Unknown Sources” option.

So it’s really not difficult to keep your Android device updated. But if the work of WhatsApp’s developers is fundamental, It is also very precious the contribution given by Beta Testers, who report any bugs or malfunctioning in order to have them fixed.