WhatsApp for Android: the new Beta version 2.16.84 has been released

whatsapp video callA new Beta version of WhatsApp for Android devices is available for download, and with this latest release we are at version number 2.16.84. The build number of this latest APK of WhatsApp is 451159, and it weighs 27.91 MB. You can install this updated version of WhatsApp on all devices running on Android 2.1 or higher. After all the recent rumours about the addition of new important features, what changes with this latest 2.16.84 Beta version? Unfortunately not to much (for the moment).

It seems in fact that Beta version 2.16.84 simply brings the usual bug fixes and performance improvements. It’s true that the Video-Calling feature has been added, but the service has not yet been activated, so you won’t be able to use it. But, if we are lucky, we will be able to use this long awaited option soon, since it is already in beta testing phase. The download of this latest APK 2.16.84 of WhatsApp for Android devices is extremely easy. You just have to go to this source link, open the file and install it on your device. As simple as that.

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We really can’t wait to use the Video-Calling feature, that’s a fact, but there are some other interesting news regarding the Facebook-owned instant messaging app. The first one comes from the biggest rival of WhatsApp: Telegram. Telegram, in its fierce battle against WhatsApp, has just added a feature that can really make a difference and steal a huge amount of users from WhatsApp. With its latest update, Telegram enables its users to edit messages after they’ve sent them. What can we say? Let’s see how WhatsApp’s owners will react.

Now, are you a WhatsApper living in Germany? Well, the instant messaging app has lost its appeal against a German Court, and now the company has to provide its terms and policy in German for users living in that country. Let’s make a step back and see what happened. A couple of years ago WhatsApp was sued by the Federation of German Consumer Associations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband, or VZBV) because, the Association claimed, the app was breaking consumer protection rules.

In 2014 VZBV won the trial, and consequently WhatsApp appealed. Now the preliminary ruling has been confirmed and, if finalized, if WhatsApp does not translate its terms of service and privacy policy into German, it will have to pay an administrative fine of up to €250,000 ($283,000). Will this decision set a precedent? For the moment we have to wait to see whether WhatsApp will be able to appeal again, this time before Germany’s federal supreme court.

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