Today we will talk about a new WhatsApp version that has been released for Android. WhatsApp version 2.16.281 for Android comes with a few new features of which we will talk below. First of all, you should know that the application allows you to invite people in your group by using a QR code or a link. In order to do get the link or the QR code, you will need to head to a group that you manage, tap on the menu button, select “Group Info” and then tap on the “Add Participant” option in order to see the new “Invite to group link” feature.
If you will select the “Invite to group via link” feature, you will notice that you will be able to share the link created in your group using WhatsApp or any other application. In addition, you will also be able to tap on the menu and use the “Print group QR code” feature, which means that you will be able to invite people in your group by using a simple QR code.
As usual, the new WhatsApp version comes with bug fixes and improvements, but it also comes with a new forwarding button that will appear on the left side of the multimedia files that you’ve shared or received in a chat. This button will also be noticed when you select the file in the upper right.
The WhatsApp 2.16.281 APK (installation) file has been increased by 199KB, it has over 1170 files modified, most of them related to optimizations icons and emojis and 3 files related to the new forwarding button (“forward_background.xml”, “forward_background_pressed.xml”, “forward_background_normal.xml”).
WhatsApp 2.16.281 for Android: How To Install
As we’ve told you above, the WhatsApp 2.16.281 is the latest BETA version for Android devices. In order to install it on your smartphone, you will have to become a WhatsApp BETA Tester by opening this Google Play Store webpage and tapping on the “BECOME A TESTER” button. Once you do this, close the webpage, open the Android official store, search for WhatsApp 2.16.281 and install it on your Android smartphone.