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WhatsApp is one of the most popular mobile messaging applications out there, as the number of active users has surpassed 1 billion. Today we will talk about the WhatsApp 2.16.272, which is the latest BETA version of the application for Android devices.

The new update is highlighting the arrival of mentions in the group function. This new function has also been activated for the WhatsApp 2.16.148 version, which is the latest STABLE version of the application. To make things even better, this function has also been spotted in the WhatsApp application for iOS, but it seems that it will take a bit longer to be added to the Windows 10 Mobile OS.

In order to use mentions in groups, you will just need to write a “@” and this you will be able to mention any user from that group. The mentioned name will appear in blue, which will look like a link and once you tap on it, the contact messages function will appear.

HINT: Keep in mind that the mention function is not similar to “quote messages” function.

The WhatsApp 2.16.272 APK (installation) file has been increased by 267Kb, it has over 520 modified files, 74 of them being icons. In addition, 7 new icons have been added to the application.

WhatsApp 2.16.272 BETA: How To Install On Your Android Device

The WhatsApp 2.16.272 BETA for Android can now be installed directly from the official Android store, but you will firstly have to become a WhatsApp BETA Tester on Android. To do that, you will need to open this Google Play Store webpage and tap on the “BECOME A TESTER” button. Once you do this, open the official Android store, search for WhatsApp 2.16.272 and install it on your Android device.

Have you installed the latest WhatsApp beta version yet? Did you notice any glitches?

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