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With a user base that exceeds 800 million people every month, WhatsApp is with no doubt one of the most used apps out there. The app has developed into a major communication platform for literally every owner of a phone.

WhatsApp has the advantage of being compatible with lots of devices thanks to its support for Windows Phone, Android, iOS, BlackBerry as well as Symbian mobile operating systems. The only problem here is that the features offered on each of these platforms vary at times thanks to the varied intervals at which the developers come out with the updates.

In most cases, the Android users are usually among the first to receive WhatsApp updates, followed by the iOS and later on the Windows Phone and BlackBerry users come in. In some cases, it takes ages before the users of Symbian OS get an update from this platform, but at some point in time, it usually comes. It is fair to say that things have really stepped up in the recent past as WhatsApp for Symbian has been getting at least two updates a month. However, this is contrary to Android which may get more than 12 updates over the same period.


But there is something to smile about as there is a new version of WhatsApp for Nokia Asha. This new app comes in with a bunch of improvements and updates from the previous version; however, the file size is smaller than the previous one with a difference of 100KB. Considering the small amount of storage space some of these devices running on Symbian OS come with, it seems the developers are looking for ways to optimize the size of this application.

WhatsApp 2.12.95 BETA for Symbian released with bug fixes

According to the latest reports, the new release of WhatsApp 2.12 95 BETA has been rolled out mainly to take care of a bunch of issues and bugs that were being experienced by the users of Nokia Asha and Symbian 40 phones.

As you all know, beta versions are regarded as unstable and somehow incomplete and as such, you will not find this application in the Opera Mobile Store for direct download. It is still being fixed and in no time, it will be uploaded to this store so that all users can enjoy the latest fixes. You can still make use of the stable version 2.12.89, which is available in the Nokia Store for free download, but you won’t be able to experience the smooth performance the beta version offers.

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How to install WhatsApp 2.12.95 for Symbian

As noted above, you won’t find the latest WhatsApp 2.12.95 BETA in the Opera Mobile Store and as such, it cannot be directly installed.

However, there is still a way out of this. By visiting the official WhatsApp website, you can download the latest beta version for Nokia Symbian (S40) and install it on your Asha phone. Once the installation is done, verify the account using your phone number and start enjoying the new beta app.

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