WhatsApp has become the most used messaging application in the world, being preferred by over 1 million people across the globe. Since its release in January 2010, the application went through many changes, especially after Facebook has bought it in February 2014. New updates have been released from time to time, and lately, the developers have been even more diligent, improving and adding new features more often for the Android version. So, users can now install WhatsApp 2.16.141 beta, which brings some internal changes.
WhatsApp 2.16.141 beta, which can be downloaded from the Google Play store has been decreased by 48Kb and has 279 modified files, some being related to the latest additions to show messages pending in scroll button. Also, five files have been removed: “conversation_row_image_left.xml”, “conversation_row_image_right.xml”, “conversation_row_location_right_large.xml”, “conversation_row_video_left.xml” and “conversation_row_video_right.xml”, while “activity_deprecated_device.xml” has been added and it’s a file that’s responsible for notifying users that their device is obsolete, suggesting that it runs on an old Android version that will no longer be supported in the near future.
In order to download WhatsApp 2.16.141 from the Google Play store, you will need to become a Beta tester, by tapping on the “Become a Beta Tester” button. Once you do this, you will start receiving beta updates until the developers release a new stable version. The only problem with beta version is that they are not bug-free and their performance is disappointing users. But they are encouraged to report bugs, so that developers can fix them as soon as possible.
We remind you that the video calling feature hasn’t made its appearance yet, and hackers are taking advantage of people’s naivety, sending them fake invitations that promise to activate video calls. The message states “Activate Whatsapp Videocall”, being continued by “Wow! New WhatsApp Video Calling version is leaked with HD quality and many More features”, and users are prompted to click on a link that takes them to an external browser. They see a green button stating “Activate WhatsApp video calling”, but when they click on it, they’re told to send the message to five different contacts.