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A new WhatsApp version has been released for Android smartphones and today we’re going to teach you how you can install it on your device. However, before we do that, we’re going to talk about the new WhatsApp version and what it comes with.

The WhatsApp 2.12.489 is currently in BETA phase, which means that while using this version of the application, you will encounter some issues or bugs, but if you report them to the developers, they will be able to fix them before releasing another update. The new WhatsApp BETA version comes with around 250 new emojis, bug fixes and the application should be more stable than before. Unfortunately, there are no new options added to the application.

At the same time, if you own a device that runs on BlackBerry, Symbian or Windows Phone 7.1, you should know that developers will stop supporting these operating systems, which means that they will no longer release new versions for them.

WhatsApp 2.12.489: How To Install On Your Android Device

From now on, there are two ways to install the latest WhatsApp BETA version on your Android device. The easiest way is to enroll in the WhatsApp BETA program on the Google Play Store and just download and install the latest BETA version directly from the official Android Store.

There is also the old fashion way to get the latest beta version, so open the browser on your Android device, head to and download the WhatsApp 2.12.489 beta version on your Android device.

Once the download is complete, enable the “Unknown Sources” option from your device’s Settings->Applications or Settings->Security that will allow you to install the APK file that you have downloaded from the official WhatsApp website. Finally, head to the location where you’ve saved the WhatsApp 2.12.489 APK file and tap on it to start installing the latest WhatsApp BETA version on your Android device.