A new WhatsApp BETA version has been made public for Android devices. First of all, you will need to know that the most current Android device WhatsApp BETA version is 2.16.278 and it can now be downloaded and installed on any Android device via the Google Play Store.
The APK file for WhatsApp 2.16.278 was reduced by 10KB with more than 1,160 modified files with a majority of them related to emoji, icons and optimizations. On top of that, five new icons were added and in relation to video calling feature.
How You Can Install WhatsApp 2.16.278 Onto Your Android Device
You can visit the Google Play Store for WhatsApp 2.16.278 BETA. Once found, download and install it. Before you can do this though, you need to visit the Google Play Store web page and press the “Become a Tester” button.
Once you’ve done this, go to Android’s official store and look for the file. Bear in mind that WhatsApp 2.16.278 is in the beta phase, which means you could encounter problems and bugs.
Therefore, if you’d rather have a bug-free, problem-free WhatsApp, you need to install its STABLE version.