WhatsApp for Android: new features are available with the latest 2.16.306 version

WA for Android 14 october 2016The developers of WhatsApp have released another update of the app dedicated to Android users. As you certainly know, it is possible to install this Facebook-owned multi-platform instant messaging app on iOS, Android, and Windows devices. But, since Android users are the majority, this platform receives updates more often.

So today we are going to talk about this latest 2.16.306 version of WhatsApp for Android devices. Let’s see immediately what changes according to the changelog:

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  • Now you can draw or add text and emojis to photos and videos you capture within WhatsApp. You can also pick a brush size or font style by dragging left on the color selector.
  • In groups, you can now mention specific people by typing the @ symbol.
  • Group admins can now invite people to join a group by sharing a link. From group info, just tap Add participants > Invite to group via link.
  • New emoji. And sending a single emoji will now appear larger in chats.

The APK file of this latest update of WhatsApp for Android weighs around 26MB and can be downloaded on all devices running at least Android 2.3.4 OS. You can already download this latest version of WhatsApp straight from the Google Play Store, or, if you prefer to download it manually, you can install the APK file for free thanks to some safe
sources such as APKPolice.com.

Some of these new features were added with previous Beta, but it seems that not all of them have been entirely appreciated. It seems in fact that users are not happy with the new format of the emojis, that now appear bigger and more expressive. This recent update, which is now available for both Android and iOS platforms, has received many negative comments by users (just to give you an example, someone said that “The new emoji style on Whatsapp is hideous“). And you? Do you like these new emojis?