WhatsApp for Android: new 2.16.300 Beta version is available for download

WA 12 October 2016An updated Beta version of WhatsApp for Android devices is already available. This latest 2.16.300 Beta version of WhatsApp not only comes the usual bug fixes and
performance improvements, but also adds support for Giphy and Tenor.

To be completely honest, this new feature has not yet been activated, but it seems that it will soon be available to WhatsApp users. What are Giphy and Tenor? These two platforms allow users to find particular GIFs, since they are hosting many of them. Now let’s see what else is changing with this latest 2.16.300 Beta version of WhatsApp for Android devices.

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First of all the APK file, which has been increased by 53KB, so now the download file weighs 31.17MB. This latest update is compatible with Android 2.3.4 and above. In addition, over 1110 files have been modified. These modified files are related to the optimizations of icons and emoji, and, surprise surprise, a few files related to Video Calls and internal players can also be found.

Talking about Giphy and Tenor, you will find that two icons related to these platforms have been added (ic_attributes_giphy.png and ic_attributes_tenor.png). That said, let’s see how you can install this updated version of WhatsApp on your Android device. If you are a Beta Tester, you can download this latest 2.16.300 Beta version of WhatsApp straight from the Google Play Store. If you are not yet a Beta Tester but you are interested in becoming one, you just have to follow a few simple steps.

So, open this Google Play Store webpage and tap on the “BECOME A TESTER” button. Now you will be enabled to find this latest update of WhatsApp on the official Android store and install it on your Android device. But, as we said, you are not forced to become a Beta Tester. You can actually download this latest updated manually from some safe sites such as APKPolice.com or APKMirror.com.

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