If you own a Nokia S60 phone and are using WhatsApp on your device, you’ll want to know that the messaging app for your platform has been updated to version 2.16.38.

A few days ago, we talked about how the 2.16.29 update has been made available to those who those who are using the Symbian S60 platform. Now, it seems that WhatsApp has quietly made changes to its app and is now offering the 2.16.38 update.

The Facebook-owned messaging service has not made any announcement about the latest update, so we don’t really know what this new update entails. However, it’s safe to assume that it would bring about additional security patches to the app to make it safer for users and prevent hackers from getting into people’s accounts and stealing sensitive information. The update may also bring about minor changes to the app’s UI.

If you want to download this new update, you can go to the WhatsApp download page for Nokia S60 devices. Make sure that your phone runs on Nokia S60 (3rd edition or 5th edition), Symbian^3, Symbian Anna, or Symbian Belle operating system before downloading the update. If you find that your phone is running on the Symbian S40 platform, don’t worry since you can easily head over to WhatsApp download page for Nokia S40.



The WhatsApp 2.16.38 update is around 5.5 MB big, which is relatively easy to download if you have a strong internet connection. It’s recommended to find a stable Wi-Fi internet connection before you start downloading the update to ensure you can finish the download in a quick and easy way.

Once you download the file into your phone, open it and follow the instructions on the screen to install the update in your device.

It’s important to note that, as of writing, the 2.16.38 is latest update that’s currently available for Nokia S60 phones. WhatsApp may release another update without making an announcement so, if you update your phone at a later date, you might find that the 2.16.38 version has been replaced with a later version. If this is the case, you’ll still want to download the newest update to enjoy any security patches or UI changes that it would bring.

Have you downloaded the WhatsApp 2.16.38 update for your Nokia phone? What improvements and/or changes did it bring about to your device? Share your thoughts and discoveries with us by submitting a comment below!

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