It isn’t a news that WhatsApp for Android keeps getting new updates every day, and there are times when multiple updates are released within a day. Of course, as you can guess, most of those updates are minor ones and mostly beta versions. Nonetheless, this shows us how dedicated the developers are in keeping WhatsApp in top-notch condition.
The latest WhatsApp update has been released today and has got version number 2.16.179 with build number 451272. The new WhatsApp 2.16.179 APK download file weighs 26.51 MB and works on Android 2.3.4 and later versions of the operating system. Note that WhatsApp on Android recently increased its minimum requirement from Android 2.1 to Android 2.3.4.
Talking about the changes, there are no new features in this update nor will you notice any visual change. So the most we can expect from the latest WhatsApp APK update is bug fixes and improvements in speed and stability of the app. Other than that, you should know that this is a beta release and can be downloaded by regestering to the beta program in the Google Play Store.
You can also save yourself the effort and directly download WhatsApp APK v2.16.179 latest version for Android from mirror sites like APK Mirror.