Today, WhatsApp received a new update to the version 2.16.154 in the Windows Store. The update offers a new functional menu found on the top of the page. The menu has been seen before in the beta version, but it wasn’t working. With this menu, you will be able to forward, select or delete any messages you want. Moreover, you can now see information about the groups and even change the chat background.
Until now the WhatsApp beta was a closed version, but now it seems that everybody can download the latest version of this OS. However, keep in mind that it is still a beta version, and thus you may encounter some issues when using it. If you find that the current version has too many bugs or you simply dislike it, you can easily go back to the stable one.
Though it is indeed good news that WhatsApp, as always, is releasing new updates and fixes, people should be aware of the fact that the developers will stop offering support for older OS. This February, the team announced that they will do this until the end of the year, and as it seems, BlackBerry (including 10), Series 40 and Symbian are targeted for this change. Older versions of Android, iOS and Windows Phone will suffer changes as well.
At the same time, developers are extending their support to other platforms too. As such, in January 2015 WhatsApp released their Web client that lets users chat through WhatsApp by using web browsers on their computers. In May 2016 they also granted support for WhatsApp Web and anybody can use it on Mac and Windows OS. Even so, OS version older than Windows 8 and Mac 10.9 are not included. The Web version is still connected to the phone app and it can be downloaded from the official website.