The updating spree of WhatsApp Messenger continues and the latest one is the 2.16.278 beta that is now available in the ever popular APK form. Like before, we will recommend that you download and install these beta updates since they will provide you with the best experience possible in terms of performance and user interface. When we talk about best experience, we mean improved performance and reduced number of crashes. Given below is the changelog and the updates presented in the latest APK file.

  • When sharing or forwarding messages, you can now send to multiple chats at once
  • Chats you frequently contact now appear when forwarding or sharing messages
  • While recording videos, slide your finger up or down to zoom in and out
  • A new front-facing flash helps you capture selfies in the dark

As you will see, there are actually several changes made to WhatsApp in addressing a minor number of fixes and performance issues. If you continue to run previous versions of WhatsApp, then your Android device will be plagued with a variety of problems. To avoid being a victim of those small, but dreaded issues, we highly recommend that you download the latest beta version.


Unfortunately, there still isn’t a video calling update, but who knows, WhatsApp could surprise us next time. In order to enjoy the latest and greatest features of WhatsApp, we highly recommend that you download the APK file from The total space that will be utilized is 30.93MB, and it’s not much if you want to avoid running into issues with the app later on. If you don’t have sufficient space available, then remove unwanted items from your storage list as soon as possible.

Also keep in mind that this latest WhatsApp APK file version requires you to be running a minimum OS version of 2.3.4, which is an obsolete update, so the app should download and install on your smartphone without causing you any grief.


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