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A new WhatsApp version has been released for the Nokia smartphones that run on Symbian S60 OS. The new WhatsApp 2.12.198 is currently in BETA phase and it comes with many performance improvements and bug fixes. In addition, you will also notice two new emojis: the Vulcan Salute from Star Trek and the middle finger emoji.

The new WhatsApp 2.12.198 .sis file is 765 KB bigger than the previous version of the application and it comes with 20 modified files related to libraries and system. We’ve also found 13 modified emojis.

WhatsApp 2.12.198 also brings racial emojis, a feature that’s already available on other platforms for quite a while. Unfortunately, these new racial emojis can’t be used yet, but there are rumors which say that they will be enabled in the next WhatsApp BETA version for the Symbian S60 devices.

Unfortunately, there is no news regarding the Voice Calling feature and if it will be ever added to devices that run on Symbian S60.

WhatsApp 2.12.198: How To Install On Your Nokia Smartphone

As we’ve told you above, the WhatsApp 2.12.198 is currently in BETA phase, which means that you will not find it on the official Nokia store. However, you will still be able to install the latest WhatsApp BETA version for your Nokia device. Open the browser on your Nokia device and head to and download the WhatsApp 2.12.198 SIS file. After that, install it on your Nokia device and start using the latest WhatsApp BETA version.

Once the WhatsApp installation is complete, you will need to use your mobile phone number to get verified. When you log into your WhatsApp account, you will be able to start chatting with your WhatsApp friends using the latest WhatsApp BETA version!

Have you tested the WhatsApp 2.12.198 BETA on your Nokia device? Tell us your thoughts about the latest WhatsApp Beta version.