WhatsApp is a multi-platform messaging app that allows you to send and receive messages.
It is the most popular instant messaging app for smartphones. You can send messages, photos, videos, user location, documents and audio messages to other WhatsApp users. You can also create groups and have group conversations with up to 250 participants. All this can be done for free without any subscription fee, by using the internet from Wi-Fi or Edge. Though there is a high competition from other IM companies like Viber, WeChat and LINE, WhatsApp has still managed to keep its loyal users glued to it and has a user base of more than a billion people from around the world.
With a notion of targeting mostly the teenagers and the youth across the globe, WhatsApp seems to have made life easier for communicating and for staying in touch with people in any corner of the world, provided they have an active internet connection. WhatsApp app is available for download for the Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows and Nokia (Symbian) based smartphones. Of late, WhatsApp is even available for PCs as the WhatsApp Web. It supports the Windows 8+ and Mac 10.9+ operating systems. The mobile and web formats of WhatsApp will be synced when logged in with the same login id.
A new feature, the end-to-end encryption has improved safety measures for sharing private and personal data. Even the Video Calling feature is the one to look out for while using the WhatsApp application on smartphones.
Latest Version for Nokia based devices
Nowadays, it is hard to find a smartphone without WhatsApp installed in it. And it is even more difficult to find someone who has WhatsApp installed and does not use it. It has become a primary necessity for everyone. And it comes as no surprise when the IM biggie tries to make new changes and updates to improve the user experience.
The latest update out from WhatsApp is with regard to the Nokia, Symbian S60, and Nokia Belle devices. The latest version 2.16.29 has been released for these Nokia-based smartphones. Although no new features have been added, it still comes with a few minor updates. It is old news that WhatsApp had enabled the end-to-end encryption feature for all its versions and platforms. This means that even your Nokia device, when updated with the new version of the app will have this feature enabled and you can chat your way off without having to worry a bit about privacy and security of the information you will be sharing. With the end-to-end encryption feature active on your handset, there is no fear of your personal information landing into the wrong hands. In addition to this, notifications can also be configured by making the required changes in the “Security” tab in the “General” option from
“Settings” page of WhatsApp.
The latest version requires an Android OS version 2.1. The total size of the new WhatsApp 2.16.29 .sis installation file is 27.81 MB i.e., it has increased by just 3 KB. No new files have been added or deleted, instead, 8 files have been modified. These 8 files are affiliated to the application’s libraries and execution files. Sadly, no new emojis have been added, but it is satisfactory to know that when someone else forwards them to you, you will be able to see it. Unfortunately, there are no news updates regarding the inclusion of the Voice Calling feature to WhatsApp for Nokia based devices.
However, the Video Calling feature is all set to embrace the WhatsApp application for almost all the operating systems, including the iOS, Android, Windows 10 mobile and Windows Phone, which proves that within no time this feature will be running on all the devices in these platforms.
Here is How to Install WhatsApp 2.16.29 on Your Nokia Device
It is high time you install the WhatsApp 2.16.29 on your Nokia device. In case you haven’t done it yet, here is how you should do it. Head to the “Options” on the application, select “Settings” and then “Update” to check if there is any new version available for download. If this does not work, then you will have to do it manually by downloading the .sis installation file from the link for Nokia at WhatsApp’s official website.