WhatsApp downloads and installations have been on the rise since the new voice calling feature was rolled out a few months ago.
Today, this app has over 800 million people using it from all corners of the globe.
What makes this app this popular is the simplicity of its design, the ease of downloading, installing and using, as well as the free nature of services it offers. Using WhatsApp, it is possible to send free messages that include videos, voice notes, photos as well as texts. Just recently, users of this app were added a newer service that lets them make free voice calls to any other person using the app. This is the feature that has been causing massive waves in the VoIP world as more and more people keep joining this platform.
Android updates for WhatsApp are more regular than any other mobile platform and this can be attributed to the fact that users of this OS are more than those on any other platform. In fact, WhatsApp is not the only app that rolls out updates for Android users first. It seems this has become the trend in today’s mobile and app industry. The latest version of WhatsApp 2.12.79 APK cannot be downloaded from the Play Store. However, it is available on the official website of the app and downloading it is free.
Bug fixes and performance enhancement in WhatsApp latest beta version
The new WhatsApp 2.12.79 APK free download is still in beta form and as such, it is not available on the official Google Play Store. This is because the app is still unstable and as such, you may experience some lags in performance as well as buggy execution of tasks.
The good side of the story is that WhatsApp 2.12.79 APK comes in with a number of bug fixes to the voice calling feature as well as general improvements in performance of the app. You will still notice the Material Design changes that started showing up in earlier beta versions. The title bar looks green and it perfectly blends with the newly added tabs for Chats, Calls and Contacts. When an attachment option pops up, you’ll notice new buttons for recording messages available on the open page. The cover image looks cleaner and larger when chatting in groups and there are also some modifications in the media selection screen.
Other than these, there are no major changes in the latest WhatsApp 2.12.79 APK. The Google Drive cloud storage that was introduced in WhatsApp 2.12.38 APK and was last seen in v2.12.58 APK has yet to make an official return to the platform, but hopefully this service will be availed in the near future.
Installing WhatsApp 2.12.79 beta
To install WhatsApp 2.12.79 APK on your Android phone, ensure you have allowed installer packages from unknown sources to install on the device via the Security or Application settings. After this, download the app and install it on your phone as usual. However, you must remove the currently installed WhatsApp before installing the new APK file. Furthermore, you must be using Android 2.3 and above in order to install WhatsApp 2.12.79.
Remember, the app is still free for one year, but you must pay for it after the first year and the fee still remains at $0.99 annually.