A new WhatsApp Messenger update is hitting the beta participants of the messaging application in the Google Play Store. WhatsApp Messenger 2.17.39 beta is the latest release for the android platform.

WhatsApp Messenger 2.17.39

WhatsApp is fast in releasing new updates to make sure that myriad of android devices with different OS version have the best experience while chatting with friends and family.

This is the very reason WhatsApp Messenger is always on the top in messengers list on various platforms. The chatting application is available on Android, iOS, Windows, and Blackberry and Symbian OS.

WhatsApp Messenger 2.17.39 beta – What’s New

The latest update for WhatsApp doesn’t carry any change log. Hence, we assume it’s all about bug fixes and performance improvements. In case, you are interested in reading the last changelog, we have posted the same below.

Play videos right away without waiting for them to download first. Videos will still be downloaded to your phone as the video is playing. (Android 4.1+ and only works with videos sent from the latest version of the Android app)

Introducing WhatsApp video calling. With free video calls, you can have face-to-face chats with your friends and family around the world. Data charges may apply. (requires Android 4.1+)

You can now send and receive animated GIFs

WhatsApp 2.17.39 beta release is 31.87 MB in size and comes with build number 451618. To download the latest update manually, you can follow the APKPolice source link below or visit other trusted mirror websites. It is available for all android devices running Android 4.0 OS and above.

Once again, this is a beta release, and hence, users on the stable release won’t receive this update. If you want to be a tester for the WhatsApp android application, visit WhatsApp Messenger page HERE. Just to remind, beta versions aren’t the most stable, so proceed carefully.