From now on, if you want to download a beta version of WhatsApp for Android, you will find it on the Google Play, as there’s a new option that allows the company to add its betas to the official Android store, so that the users don’t need to head to WhatsApp’s website and get them. However, on the official website you’ll find the version 2.12.479, which is newer than the version 2.12.469 that can be downloaded from the Google Play.
In order to download the beta version of WhatsApp for Android, from the Google Play, you will need to become a beta tester, and we’ll tell you what steps you must follow in order to become one. However, the company has warned the WhatsApp users that the betas might come with errors in addition to the bug fixes and new features.
Everyone can become a beta tester, but it’s not known if WhatsApp will restrict the number of people who will have access to the latest betas of this application. So, if you want to download WhatsApp betas for Android from the Google Play store, then click on the “Become a Tester” button from the Google Play page.
If you change your mind and no longer want to be a beta tester, you’ll return to the Google Play page and click on the “Leave the program” link. If you’ll uninstall the current WhatsApp beta version and install the latest stable version from the Google Play store, you should know that on February 16 was uploaded a new version that comes with over 100 new emojis; Google Drive Backup, and backups can be set in Settings > Chats and Calls > Chat backup; language support for Kazakh, Tagalog, Uzbek, Marathi and Malayalam; WhatsApp is now compatible with Android 6.0 permissions. We don’t know much about the 2.12.479 beta version, only that the installation file has a size of 26.94 MB.