Today the developers of WhatsApp have released another updated version of our favourite instant messaging app, and, even if we are pleased, we are not surprised, since the service receives updates almost every day. The update we are going to talk about today is for the Android platform, that is the one used by the majority of WhatsApp users.
This latest APK Beta of WhatsApp for Android devices is number 2.16.133, it weights about 28MB and can be installed on Android 2.1 and higher devices. Unfortunately this time the update doesn’t bring any new features, but just the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, but as no changelog has been released, we can’t be sure that there isn’t anything else coming soon.
How can you install this latest 2.16.133 APK on your Android device? If you are registered to the beta testing program, you can already find it on the Google Play Store. Otherwise, the APK download file is also easily available on some mirror sites such as apkpolice.com or apkmirror.com. In this case, always remember to enable the Unknown Source option (you can find it under Settings > Security) and follow the onscreen instructions.
While WhatsApp keeps growing and it is now part of our everyday life, many people are wondering what will be the future of this Facebook-owned company, and especially if Mark Zuckerberg is planning to merge the two services. This week, on occasion of the last shareholders meeting, it has been Mark Zuckerberg in person to make it clear that it won’t happen, stating that “We’re not planning on combining them,”.
To make the situation even more clear, Zuckerberg also added “We think that the messaging space is incredibly important and very large, and what we’re seeing is that even in the countries where WhatsApp or Messenger are growing the fastest, the other one is also typically growing.”