The importance of WhatsApp in our everyday life is undeniable, and every day there is a reason to talk about the Facebook-owned instant messaging application. After the clamour caused by the decision to add end-to-end encryption, WhatsApp developers have never stopped updating the app, and almost every day there is the release of an updated version of the app.Sometimes the update is for the Android platform, some other times for Windows Phone or iPhone platforms, but fact is that the app keeps getting better and better.
Today let’s see what changes for Android users with this latest 2.16.13 stable version of WhatsApp. Probably the most noticeable improvement that has been brought is the optimization of the end-to-end encryption feature, since some features that were added with the latest Beta are not included in this 2.16.13 stable version. We are talking about the ability to use different fonts in our messages such bold, italic and strikeout, or the new wallpapers and the new interface for capturing photos and videos.
But of course this new stable version fixes some issues and brings stability improvements. As we said above, this latest version of WhatsApp for Android devices already benefit of the end-to-end encryption, which guarantees users that messages can be read only by sender and receiver. How can you install this latest stable version of WhatsApp for Android on your device?
Couldn’t be more easy. You can already find it on the Google Play Store, so you simply need to open the official Android Store and search for WhatsApp. Once you’ve found it you can install it on your Android device. We talked above about the importance of WhatsApp in our everyday life, and we can safely state that internet messaging applications have now a relevant part in communication all over the world.
For this reason some governments try to banish these apps or to control their use. Some recent news report that in some regions of Ethiopia, including Oromia, it was not possible to use WhatsApp or other messaging services such as Facebook or Twitter for more than a month due to fatal protests.
These protests began in November in Oromia, where people demonstrated because of economic and political marginalization of Ethiopia’s most populous ethnic group. The protest has been harshly repressed and since then the government is trying to restrict access to social media. Leslie Lefkow, deputy director for Africa at New York-based Human Rights Watch, said: “Pulling the plug on social media is a predictable attempt to cut the flow of news and information about the Oromo protests,”