WhatsApp is among the apps that have already been downloaded more than a billion times on the Google Play Store alone. What this means is that this instant messaging app is also among the most popular and most used apps.
WhatsApp has more than 800 million people using it. This is more than any other instant messenger and as a result, the developers of this app are always on toes to come up with numerous updates, improvements and fixes to bugs that may be affecting the performance of the app. In this way, they are sure of keeping their current subscribers happy as well as adding more to their database.
Bugs fixes, improvements and updates in WhatsApp 2.12.166 APK
The last major update to come to the Android platform was WhatsApp voice calling feature. This feature was launched a few months ago and later on it jumped onto the iOS and BlackBerry OS. It was just until last month that this feature started showing up on Windows Phone devices but in beta version. However, users of WhatsApp voice calls on Windows Phone can now enjoy free voice calling on the stable version of the app, which is available for free download from the official Windows Phone Store.
Even though WhatsApp voice calls can be made from the stable versions of all these platforms, the feature is not that stable at the moment. It is for this reason that the Android family will be receiving the latest WhatsApp 2.12.166 APK in order to help take care of the many issues that are still affecting the voice calling feature on this platform.
In this new version, you won’t find anything that huge apart from the aforementioned updates to current features, fixes to stubborn bugs as well as some major improvements in the general functionality of the app. One such update is the ability to send racial emoji via this app as well as the inclusion of the Vulcan Salute. There are around 350 files that have been modified and another 4 that weren’t present in the previous version. However, the size of the current beta version has decreased by 13KB.
Installing WhatsApp 2.12.166 beta for on Android
Just like any other beta version, the latest WhatsApp 2.12.166 beta is not available for direct download from the Google Play Store. This means that the developers are not yet done with it and, as a result, you may encounter some few bugs and errors here and there. However, there is nothing wrong in trying out on your device.
Visit the official WhatsApp page and download the latest version for Android. The APK file will be saved on your phone. To proceed with installing this new beta version, you must first uninstall the currently installed version. In addition, you must enable installation from Unknown sources via the security settings of your phone. Once these are done, go back to the downloaded APK file and tap on it to start the installation process.
The process is the same and you will be required to provide your phone number in order to activate the account. You can now enjoy the latest version of WhatsApp 2.12.166 APK on your Android phone for free. Even though this version doesn’t come in with anything major to offer, you will notice the differences in performance and execution of tasks thanks to the bug fixes, improvements and updates that have been included in this beta version.