The developers of WhatsApp have released a new version of this awesome application. The latest WhatsApp BETA version is 2.12.262 and can now be downloaded and installed on your Android smartphone.
Unfortunately, you will not find this new version on the Google Play Store. On the official Android store, you will find only the latest STABLE version of WhatsApp. However, don’t worry, because we’re going to tell you all the steps that you will need to take in order to install the latest WhatsApp BETA version on your Android smartphone.
Before we tell you how to install the latest WhatsApp BETA version on your smartphone, we’re going to tell you a bit about it. First of all, the new WhatsApp version doesn’t come with any new features, but it is good to know that some bugs have been fixed. In addition, the application has received some stability improvements, which makes it run way smoother than before.
We’ve also noticed a few changes in some files that are related to the Google Drive, but it seems that this feature is still unavailable. However, according to rumors, this feature is going to be released in the near future and it will allow you to backup your WhatsApp chat history in the cloud.
Downloading and Installing WhatsApp 2.12.262
The safest place from where you can download the WhatsApp 2.12.262 APK file (installation file) is whatsapp.com/android. So, head to this webpage and tap on the “Download Now” button that’s located in the middle side of the page. We suggest you to save the APK file to the root directory of your microSD card, but you can save it wherever you want to.
Now that you have downloaded the WhatsApp 2.12.262 APK file on your Android smartphone, you will need to manually install it. This can’t be done until you enable the “Unknown Sources” option. This option is found in your smartphone’s Settings->Applications or Settings->Security and to enable it, you will just need to check the box that’s located in the left side of “Unknown Sources”.
Now that you have “Unknown Sources” option enabled, go to the location where you’ve saved the WhatsApp 2.12.262 APK and start the installation by tapping on the file.
HINT: Before you install the WhatsApp 2.12.262 on your Android device, you will need to uninstall the current WhatsApp version that you have installed on your smartphone.
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