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The developers of WhatsApp proved again that they are continuously working on their application. They’ve just released version 2.12.228 and it be downloaded and installed on your Android device.

The downside is that you can’t install this version from the Google Play Store, as it is currently in BETA stage and only the latest STABLE version of WhatsApp is found on the official Android store. However, we’re going to tell you how to manually install the WhatsApp 2.12.228 BETA version on your Android device later on this article.

WhatsApp 2.12.228: What’s new?

It seems that there are no new features that came with WhatsApp 2.12.228. However, we’ve seen that the developers have worked on improving this application by fixing some bugs and making other improvements.


It seems that the APK (installation) file has been increased with only 5KB and it comes with 23 modified files such as the about.xml and activity_google_drive_restore.xml. As expected, the Google Drive is getting really close on getting released and we’re pretty sure that we’ll see it rolling on an upcoming WhatsApp BETA version soon enough.

WhatsApp 2.12.228 APK – How to install it on an Android smartphone

As we’ve told you above, the WhatsApp 2.12.228 version is currently in BETA and can’t be downloaded from Google Play Store. Instead, you will need to download the APK file from the internet and manually install it on your Android smartphone.

To download the WhatsApp 2.12.228 APK file you will need to open the browser that you use on your smartphone and head to Once the webpage loads, tap on the “Download Now” button and save the APK file on your smartphone.


Now, you will need to manually install the WhatsApp 2.12.228 APK on your smartphone, which can’t be done if the “Unknown Sources” option is not enabled. To enable this feature, go to Settings->Applications or Settings->Security and check the box that’s located in front of the “Unknown Sources” option.

Finally, use a file manager application to go to the location where you’ve saved the WhatsApp 2.12.228 APK file and tap on it to start the installation.