WhatsApp has over 900 million users, and it is true that keeping this entire user base happy is no joke.
Developers of the application are always on toes, keeping the app up to date with the latest features and developments in online communication to ensure that all of these people stay satisfied with their services.
Speaking of latest features, WhatsApp treats its users with the latest versions on a very regular basis, first rolling out beta versions before stabilizing them and finally pushing them to the Google Play Store. This is where all other users of Android devices can download and install the app from, but it is not where you’ll get the latest and upcoming features of the platform showcased.
You must already know that WhatsApp is an instant messaging as well as voice calling app. While voice calling just came in this year, the app was traditionally known to be a messaging app. The messages exchanged via the platform include texts, photos, videos as well as voice recordings. However, this application does not support theexchange of other file formats such as word, excel or even zipped files. Furthermore, the attachments cannot be more than 16MB for each message.
These are just but some of the cons of using WhatsApp. Nonetheless, as you may have already read at the beginning of this article, the messenger still enjoys a huge following. In fact, more and more people are even joining the beta testers of the app as the number of avid users continues to rise. Many of these people are fully aware that WhatsApp APK versions are not stable, and they might come with a few stability and performance bugs, yet they still want to try out these beta versions.
Latest beta version is WhatsApp 2.12.357 APK
The latest beta version of WhatsApp is v2.12.357 APK, and as noted earlier, it is not available in the Play Store. Despite the fact that this version comes without a new feature, Facebook has fixed quite some bugs from the previous version, something that has made this version look almost stable.
One notable feature here is the Google Drive backup, which is already available in the stable version, but this time it has gone some refinements to better its functionality and speed of creating backups.
How to install WhatsApp 2.12.357 APK
Installation of this new APK version of WhatsApp 2.12.357 is quite an easy thing. In fact, it is no different from how beta versions are installed on Android devices. The first thing you will have to do before thinking of installing the app enables unknown sources via the security settings of your phone. Also, make sure you have removed the currently installed version of WhatsApp to create room for installing a newer version.
Once this is over head over to the official WhatsApp website and downloads the latest version for Android. Find the file in the Downloads folder and tap on it to start theinstallation. Follow the onscreen guide and ensure to provide the number you signed up with on WhatsApp and get verified. The setup will also ask if you want to restore your chats or not. Choose what best suits you and you will be chatting with your WhatsApp friends again, but you will be taking advantage of features they don’t have yet.