WhatsApp Beta 2.16.362 for Android Available with Bug Fixes and the New Video Calling

WhatsApp Version 2.16.12

WhatsApp Beta for Android has received another update taking the version to 2.16.362. The chat service is getting better day in a day out, its developers are constantly pushing updates to the most popular instant messaging app. They are even busier now with the arrival of Video Calling, trying to eliminate bugs by releasing beta updates.

In addition to bug fixes, the developing team also introduce new features via the beta updates and of course system stability is also improved. With that WhatsApp continues to get superior each single day making it so hard for competitors to match. Earlier, before enabling video calls developers had added support for GIF-one of the major inclusions this year. You can now watch the animated files from within the app.

The new WhatsApp beta Android version adds new features, fixes bugs and enhances system stability as always. Notably, you can now star any message nearly in all chats. To do this just long press any message in whichever conversation. Also when you share a web link, you will receive a vivid preview of the same among other inclusions visible and invisible.

With the latest beta update, you will also enjoy face-to-face chats with friends and relatives using the newly introduced free video calls. The feature is still new to WhatsApp having been introduced just a few days ago. Its arrival means the Facebook-owned App now gets into direct competition with video conferencing giant Skype, Facebook Messenger, Viber, and the new arrival Google Duo among other competitors.

WhatsApp for Android is one of the most active versions of the chat service along with iOS and Windows Phone. Though the service has a desktop client and support for other operating systems, they are not as active as the aforementioned three platforms. Another fact about the instant messaging mogul is that it was first tested on an iPhone but Android phones have since overtaken the iOS-powered devices in the number of downloads. Perhaps that is the reason behind the innumerable beta updates released for the popular mobile operating system.

How to download and install WhatsApp 2.16.362 Beta

There are two ways to get the update running on your Android device;

  1. Manual APK file download

You can manually download the WhatsApp update APK file from the company’s official website or from any other trusted site. After downloading the file proceed to install, however, remember to enable ‘Unknown Sources’ in your Android phone Security Settings before you start the installation.

WhatsApp Video Calling Feature

  1. Install via Google Play Store

WhatsApp introduced a beta testing program open for everyone enrolled. Users who have signed up for the testing versions can install the latest beta updates directly from the Google Play Store. To join WhatsApp testing group;

  • Visit Google Play Store official website
  • After the page has loaded tap on ‘BECOME A TESTER’ button
  • By hitting the button you have become WhatsApp beta tester on the Play Store.

Now that you have become a tester, go back to the official Android store and run a search for WhatsApp 2.16.362, install it and open it to continue chatting from where you left.

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