It seems that before the end of the week, the developers had the time to release a new WhatsApp version. The new WhatsApp 2.12.334 is now available for the Android devices and it can be downloaded from the official website.
The new WhatsApp BETA version comes with bug fixes and improvements to the stability of the application, unfortunately, there are no new features that come with this application.
We remind you that the Google Drive feature has been available on this application for quite a while already and you can use it to store the WhatsApp Chat History on the cloud. This way, if you ever lose your device, or if the device simply dies or if your device is stolen by someone, you will be able to restore the WhatsApp Chat History on the new smartphone without any problems.
There is no news regarding the Video Calling feature that’s rumored to come on the WhatsApp application, for now, nobody from WhatsApp confirmed that this feature will be added to their application, so we should talk these rumors with a bit of salt.
WhatsApp 2.12.334: Installing On Your Android Device
First of all we remind you that the WhatsApp 2.12.334 is currently in BETA phase, which means that you will need to manually download the APK file and install it on your Android device, to install an APK file, that you’ve downloaded from a third party source, on an Android device you will need to enable the “Unknown Sources” option that’s found in your device’s Settings->Security.
After enabling the “Unknown Sources” option, open the browser that you use on your Android device and head to whatsapp.com/android. After the page loads, tap on the “Download Now” button and the WhatsApp 2.12.334 APK will be downloaded to your device. Once the download finishes, use a file manager application to get to the location where you’ve saved the WhatsApp 2.12.334 APK and tap on it to start the installation process.