WhatsApp is rarely bringing new updates for Windows Phone, focusing rather on Android and iOS, but the developers have just released a new beta update for this operating system and users are happy because they’ve received two new features, but more about them we’ll tell you below.
Two weeks ago, WhatsApp’s version 2.16.14 for Windows Phone came with important improvements in the scaling of the user interface, so the application looks great on any screen size, no matter if the smartphone is a mid-tier or a phablet. There were some features that have been already introduced in Android and iOS and now they’re available for Windows Phone, as well, such as the possibility to send and receive PDF files and videos are automatically being resized, so that if they are larger than 16MB, they can be sent without a problem. Also, users are able to trim videos and to choose to save incoming media to Photos app for certain chats in contact info or group info. Lastly, users can send a broadcast list when forwarding or sharing.
WhatsApp 2.16.32 Beta is poorer in new features, as it comes only with the option to choose a background from some predefined colors and improvements when resuming the application from background in Windows 10 Mobile. There’s no available download link for the application, because WhatsApp 2.16.32 is a closed beta, but it won’t take too long for the public version to make its appearance. Unfortunately, WhatsApp is not accepting new sign ups for Beta, so this version is available only for the accepted users who are part of the testing program.
Android users are luckier, as they can join the Beta Testing Program on the Google Play Store. The latest beta update for Android is 2.16.53 and it comes with end-to-end encryption, the feature that makes sure that messages (texts, photos and videos) are secured.