WhatsApp for Android has probably received the most updates that a chat app has ever received. Usually, developers of this application may end up releasing at least two APK versions of the app in a week.
The latest edition is WhatsApp 2.12.334; however, it is not a stable version that you can download and install directly from the Play Store. This new update can be downloaded from third party sites such as APKMirror or alternatively get the APK file from the official website of the messenger.
Random performance and bug fixes available for Android users
The new update of WhatsApp to version 2.12.334 doesn’t tag along significant updates with regard to the features of the app. However, the Android users will be happy to learn that they will still be able to enjoy some amazing improvements in the performance of the app thanks to the bug fixes the new version comes with.
One unfortunate thing about the latest update is that there is no official confirmation with respect to the rumored and much talked about WhatsApp video calling feature.
How to download and install latest WhatsApp 2.12.334 APK
As noted earlier, WhatsApp 2.12.334 APK is not available via the Play Store simply because it still in beta. Since this app is still in its trial stages, it is possible to come across minor functionality problems while using the beta version. However, this shouldn’t bother or worry you in any way since this is what the company wants when it rolls out such beta versions for testing – feedback on where to fix and improve the app – before launching the stable version.
Again, since the latest version of this Facebook-owned app is not available via the Play Store, it qualifies it as a third party app and as such, you need to make some tweaks to your phone before proceeding with the installation. To do this, go to the security settings of your Android phone and check the box against the Unknown sources option. This will ensure that the downloaded APK can easily install on the device without any restrictions; however, remember to uncheck the same option once the installation of WhatsApp is over.
You should also uninstall the currently installed WhatsApp before moving on with installation of the APK file.
WhatsApp for Android is a free to download and use app. But be ready to part with $0.99 per year for continued usage of the app past its free one year offer.