WhatsApp for Android: a new update is available for download

WA For AndroidWho doesn’t know what is WhatsApp? With over 1.2 billion monthly active users this popular Facebook-owned instant messaging app is now one of  the most popular app all over the world, and its popularity keeps growing.

This multi-platform messaging app allows us to exchange text messages and phone calls for free, not to mention the ability to share videos and pictures. Users can install WhatsApp on almost every smartphone, since the app support Android, Windows and iOS platforms. The competition with other similar messaging app (such as Telegram) is very tough, so developers keep working very hard to further improve the performance of our beloved app.

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And today we are going to talk about a new update available for Android devices. The new 2.12.227 Beta update has been released and, as usual, comes with bug fixes and performance improvements. Unfortunately this latest update doesn’t add new features, but you might want to install it on your Android device. It is not difficult, but obviously, being a beta, in order to install this latest 2.17.227 version on your device you need to be a Beta Tester.

If you have not yet joined the program you can do it simply opening the Google Play Store Web Page and tap on the “BECOME A TESTER” button. Once you have joined the program you just have to open the Google Play Store App and search for WhatsApp 2.17.227 Beta version. When you have found it you can tap on the “INSTALL” button. That’s it, as simple as that.

Lastly, a brief reminder for those of you who use WhatsApp with BlackBerry OS, BlackBerry 10, Nokia S40, and Nokia S60 platforms. Remember that from the 30th of June WhatsApp will stop supporting these platforms. When WhatsApp announced this decision last year, gave this explanation: “These platforms don’t offer the kind of capabilities we need to expand our app’s features in the future. If you use one of these affected mobile devices, we recommend upgrading to a newer OS version, or to a newer Android running OS 2.3.3+, iPhone running iOS 7+, or Windows Phone 8+ so that you can continue using WhatsApp.”

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