WhatsApp for Android: the new 2.16.73 Beta version is available and adds some new features

beta per android 2 16 73Further improvements are available for those of you who use WhatsApp through Android devices. The new Beta version 2.16.73 has just been released and promises to be very interesting since it adds some new features along with performance improvements. Furthermore, this latest update of WhatsApp for Android confirms the forthcoming addition of the Video Calling feature also on Android devices (option that will soon be added on iPhones too).

So, what changes with this 2.16.73 Beta version of WhatsApp for Android devices? First of all the APK (installation) file, which was increased with 218KB. Then, more than 300 files has been modified and 1 thumbnails file has been deleted. This latest Beta 2.16.73 Beta version also contains 2 new files: “ic_chat_icon_change_arrow.png” and “conversation_row_photo_change.xml” . Now that we’ve seen what changes, let’s see how to install Beta version 2.16.73 on your Android device.

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Good news if you are a beta tester: this latest Beta is already available on the Google Play Store, so you can download it easily and rapidly. If you are not a beta tester don’t worry, you can still follow the old procedure, that is equally easy. The first thing you have to do is to head to whatsapp.com/android and download the WhatsApp 2.16.73 APK file.

Now, in order to complete the installation, you have to enable the “Unknown Sources” option going to Settings>Applications (or Settings>Security). Once you have enabled the Unknown Sources option you can go to the location where you have saved the APK file. At this point you have to follow just one more step to complete the installation of WhatsApp 2.16.73 APK file.Are you ready? Because now you can tap on the APK file and the installation will start. When the installation is complete, you will have the new 2.16.73 Beta version of WhatsApp installed on your Android device.

That’s all for today dear readers. There’s a good chance that next time we’ll tell you how to install the new Video Calling feature.