During the year that is going to end, we have seen a huge growth of WhatsApp, the successful instant messaging application founded by Jan Koum and Brian Acton. This popular app is currently used by more than 900 million monthly active users all over the world, and nowadays it is considered one of the best ways to keep in touch with your friends and family.
One of the reasons of the success of WhatsApp is undoubtedly that it is compatible with many mobile operating systems. You can use it with Android devices, iPhones, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Nokia Asha. WhatsApp developers frequently update each version of the application, even if the Android version is the one that receives more updates, being the operating system most used by WhatsApp users. And in fact today we are here to talk about a new Beta version that has just been released for Android devices.
Well, what changes with this 2.12.331 version? This version doesn’t come with any new feature, but it is more stable than the previous one. Furthermore, developers have also fixed some bugs. As usual, being it a Beta, you won’t find it on the Google Play Store. You can download the installing file (APK) directly from the official WhatsApp website: whatsapp.com. So now let’s see together how to install Beta version 2.12.331 on your Android device.
It is quite easy, you simply have to follow a few steps. First of all you need to uninstall the WhatsApp application that is currently running on your device. After that, you have to go to Settings > Security (or Settings > Applications) and from here set the “Unknown Sources” option. Only after you’ve enabled this option you can download the 2.12.331 APK from whatsapp.com/android website. Now, to complete the installation process, go where you have saved the APK file and simply tap on it. The installation will start.