WhatsApp for Nokia Asha devices: the new 2.13.23 version has been released

symbian 40 updateA new version of WhatsApp is available for those who use the app from Nokia Asha devices such as Symbian S40, Nokia Asha 201 and Nokia C3. This new version 2.13.23 fixes some bugs (as always happens with updates) and brings some changes to the jar (installation) file. Even if the file has been increased just a little bit (by only 3KB), 976 files have been modified by the developers (nearly half of them, if you consider that their total is of 2029).

In addition there are two new files (bhg.class and bhh.class), while the thumbnails file has been deleted. Now that you know what changes, let’s see how to install this new 2.13.23 version of WhatsApp for Nokia Asha devices. Ready? Well, the first step is to uninstall WhatsApp from your Nokia device. After that you need to download this new 2.13.23 jar file from whatsapp.con/s40.

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Now you just have to go back to where you’ve stored the jar file and select it: the installation process will start. Now you have the latest Beta version of WhatsApp on your device. Easy, isn’t it? This is one of the secrets of the success of WhatsApp: it’s extremely easy to use it. 900 million monthly active users: this is the amount of people who use WhatsApp around the world. Really incredible. This Facebook-owned app is now the most used instant messaging application around the world and it seems that it has yet to give the best.

While WhatsApp developers keep on implementing the various versions of the app (which you can already use on Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Nokia Asha devices), there are a lot of other people who have new ideas to further improve it. During the last few days at the TechCrunch Disrupt London 2015 hackathon a team from England, Spain and France created and presented WhatsBot. What is this tool? The team says it is one of the first personal assistants for WhatsApp. How does it work? Nothing easier.

For example, when you need to find a place where to meet with your family or friends, WhatsBot comes to your help mixing location data from Foursquare, artificial intelligence and mapping data from Esri. Furthermore, it’s extremely easy to use. You just have to add WhatsBot’s phone number to your WhatsApp contact list. Once it is in your address book, WhatsBot can be used, for example,  in a group chat. In fact this tool will suggest a meeting point located in a place in between all the participants’ position. It seems a wonderful and useful feature, but during the last few hours WhatsApp banned WhatsBot from its service.

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