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WhatsApp’s developers are focusing on the Android version and they’re updating it quite often, every few days, but usually, these updates bring bug fixes and improvements and, rarely, new features. In the past weeks, the application has received new emoji characters and then the Play Store beta program was launched, allowing the users to download the latest beta version without needing to enable the Unknown Sources option. The latest beta version is 2.12.500 and it comes with a few interface changes.

In version 2.12.498 was introduced end-to-end encryption and this can be confirmed by the new message inside chat windows, and it was spotted in group chats, but it no longer appeared at the top of the post in the latest version. Also, in version 2.12.493, super long messages are truncated, and this is a good idea, because it was tiring to scroll through a message block. Now, you will tap on the read more sign, and the message will be expanded, as this feature is available in the latest version, as well.

The developers are also making tests with the interface, as in version 2.12.498, they’ve made some changes in the profile/group info screen, but they were removed in the latest version, which means that these changes were either released by mistake, or the creators considered that they still need to work on the interface. In version 2.12.500 were removed the Exit group icon in group chats and a Starred messages item. So, if you want to see them again, return to version 2.12.498 of WhatsApp.

WhatsApp 2.12.500 has 27.11MB in size and it comes also with the option to send and receive PDFs, there are 100 new emoji characters and the users can back up chats and media to Google Drive. The application is now available in Kazakh, Tagalog, Uzbek, Marathi, and Malayalam languages and it’s compatible with Android 6.0 permissions.