WhatsApp has now over 1 billion monthly active users and according to rumors, as soon as the Video Calling feature will make its way to the application, it will attract even more users.
Today we will talk about the WhatsApp version 2.16.81 for Android, which comes with usual bug fixes, but it removed the Video Calling option (inactive) that was found in the previous WhatsApp version. The APK (installation) file of the WhatsApp 2.16.81 has been increased by 25KB and has over 340 modified files, mostly related to calls. In addition, the call_spam.xml has been added to a new directory, but we remind you that this file has been added since the version 2.16.48 and it was present in another directory. The file has also been “accompanied” by icons that come with the new feature, which will allow you to report spam calls.
We’re not sure yet why the developers have decided to remove the Video Calling button, but there are rumors which say that the feature is not ready to be released in the next few days for the application and this is the main reason why the developers have temporarily removed it, instead of keeping it inactive and to annoy users.
WhatsApp 2.16.81: How To Install On Your Android Device
The WhatsApp 2.16.81 is the latest BETA version for Android devices. You can install it on your Android device, but first you will need to become a WhatsApp BETA tester, by heading to this page. Once you have become a WhatsApp BETA tester, you will just need to open the Google Play Store, search for WhatsApp 2.16.81 and install it on your Android device.
What are your thoughts about the latest WhatsApp BETA version for Android devices? Do you think that the Video Calling button will be added again to the application soon or it will take longer until this feature will be finally added to this popular mobile messaging application?
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