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A new WhatsApp BETA version has been released for Android devices and it comes with some changes that will make many people very disappointed. We remind you that the WhatsApp developers have announced a few weeks ago that they will stop supporting older versions of Android OS and it seems that this is already happening.

It seems that the WhatsApp 2.16.147 BETA removes support for devices that run on Android 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3. In other words, this new WhatsApp BETA version will work on devices that run on Android 2.3.4 or later. We’re not sure when the developers will remove support for the aforementioned Android OS versions on the STABLE version of WhatsApp, but as the developers have “promised” that this will happen before the end of 2016.



The WhatsApp 2.14.147 APK file has been decreased by 2357KB, it has more than 460 modified files, most of them being related to virtually all functions files. In addition, the layout-v9 directory has been removed, which had 3 files inside and aprivacy_progress_checkbox.xml” file has been added. The big difference in the APK file size is due to the “resources.asrc”, where it has removed the support for older Android OS versions.

WhatsApp 2.14.147: How To Install On Your Android Device

Since the WhatsApp 2.14.147 is currently in BETA phase, you will need to become a WhatsApp BETA tester on the Google Play Store. To do this, you will need to open this webpage and tap on the “BECOME A TESTER” button. After that, open the Google Play Store, search for WhatsApp 2.14.147 and install it on your Android device.

HINT: Since this application is currently in BETA phase, there are high chances that you will find annoying errors or bugs. In other words, if you have the nerves for these errors and bugs, we suggest you to install the latest WhatsApp stable version which can be also found on the Google Play Store.

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