The latest update for WhatsApp Messenger is here for android smartphone users. It bumps the WhatsApp APK to version 2.17.147 beta.
What’s New in WhatsApp Messenger 2.17.147 Beta
The latest release carries the following changelog, for those who are interested in learning what’s new with the latest WhatsApp Messenger update:
You can once again set a text-only update in your profile and it’s called About. Tap Settings and then your profile name to edit it. Thanks for the feedback!
Search for the perfect animated GIF right from within WhatsApp. Tap the emoji button in a chat and then tap GIF at the bottom of the emoji panel to get started.
Once again, this release is only applicable to users enrolled in the beta testing program of WhatsApp Messenger in the Google Play Store. In case you are interested in trying out the beta variant, visit the beta program page of WhatsApp HERE. Just to remind, the beta variants are the most stable APKs and might contain a few issues here and there.
WhatsApp Messenger 2.17.147 APK is 33.38 MB in size and comes with build number 451759. The latest release is available for all devices running Android 4.0 and above. You can either wait for the official OTA update notification or visit Uptodown.com source link mentioned below. The stable release will follow sometime later.
For those who don’t know, WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform messaging app for mobile devices. It is one of the most popular chatting application on all platforms and offers features like end-to-end encryption, file sharing, and more. Lately, WhatsApp has added WhatsApp Status feature too, which is a reminisce of Snapchat Stories. This particular feature gives a user the ability to share status which gets deleted automatically after 24 hours.