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WhatsApp is one of the most used mobile messaging applications out there and this is confirmed by over 1 billion monthly active users. Today we will talk about the latest WhatsApp version that has been released for Android devices and the new feature it comes with.

WhatsApp 2.16.78 is the latest BETA version of this application for Android devices and it can be downloaded and installed on your mobile device, but we will explain you more about this at the end of this article. The WhatsApp 2.16.78 doesn’t come with any big changes, but it seems that aside from the usual bug fixes and app improvements, the developers have also added some translations to the application.

There is no news regarding expected features such as reply/quote messages, send invitation via links or Video Call, but there are reports which suggest that these mentioned functions will be available sometime soon.

The WhatsApp 2.16.78 APK (installation) file has been increased by 20KB, there are no new or deleted files, but over 170 files have been modified (most of them related to the main functions of the application).

WhatsApp 2.16.78: How To Install On Your Android Device

The WhatsApp 2.16.78 is currently in BETA phase, but it can still be downloaded and installed directly from the Google Play Store, after you go to this page and become a BETA tester.

If you are a person who likes to install the latest WhatsApp BETA version manually, then follow these steps:

  • Download the WhatsApp 2.16.78 APK file from;
  • Enable the “Unknown Sources” option from your device’s Settings->Applications or Settings->Security;
  • Use a file manager application to get to the location where you have saved the APK and tap on it to start installing the latest WhatsApp BETA version on your Android device.