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With more than a billion users now, the WhatsApp messenger app is considered as one of the most preferred and trusted communication app in the world. With all the news linking it to consumer privacy breaches from failure to encrypt messages, the WhatsApp team continues to release new updates to improve the software.

According to experts, the latest WhatsApp updates for Android come with new features to make your communication experience better. Generally, these updates come with few new fixes to bugs that emerge from the previous versions.

However, there has been no major update that brings the video calling feature, amidst the interesting rumors spreading in the past that include an image depicting what seems like a beta form for such a feature. According to the developers, this is not yet the time for such a great addition.

If you are a registered user, you will be able to download the latest WhatsApp update from the Google Play Store, and then install it. As an alternative, you can do it manually by visiting Before you start, make sure that your “Unknown Sources” setting is enabled to be able to download the update from this page. Also, do not forget to protect your privacy as manual downloads and using third-party sources risk your data to be stolen.

As for the WhatsApp Version 2.16.220, the newly added features include (but not limited to) messages and calls already secured with end-to-end encryption; BOLD Added feature; ability to receive and send PDF files; and improvements in the Dark & Light function.

Remember that most beta versions of this app can only be downloaded and tried by registered users through Play Store. To get more related news and information on WhatsApp, check out this page.