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WhatsApp is one of the most used mobile messaging applications out there. In fact, the application has passed 1 billion monthly active users. Today we will talk about the latest BETA version of this application that has been released for Android devices.

The WhatsApp 2.16.246 BETA doesn’t come with any apparent changes, but there are some features that the developers are currently working on, which have been implemented, but not yet activated. The new BETA version comes with some new icons and files and below we will tell you more about them.



First of all, you should know that the WhatsApp 2.16.246 APK (installation) file has been increased by 70KB, it has over 580 files modified, most of them being related to the functions of the application. In addition, 7 new icons have been added, such as avatar_server_psa, avatar_server_psa_large, balloon_centered_normal.9, balloon_centered_pressed.9, ic_verified, input_emoji_white and input_kbd_white. Two new files have also been added which are backup_restore.xml and conversation_row_text_center.xml.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any information about the rumored Video Calling feature that we’ve been waiting for quite a while already.

WhatsApp 2.16.246: How To Install On Your Android Device

The WhatsApp 2.16.246 is currently in BETA phase and if you want to install it via the official Android store, you will firstly have to enroll in the WhatsApp BETA testing program. To do this, go to the Google Play Store webpage, tap on the “BECOME A TESTER” button and you’re done. All you will need to do after that is open the Google Play Store, search for WhatsApp 2.16.246 and install it on your Android device.

REMINDER: Keep in mind that the WhatsApp 2.16.246 is currently in BETA phase, which means that you will most likely find errors, bugs and crashes. In other words, if you want to have a bug-free WhatsApp application, just download and install the latest STABLE version of it.

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