Great news for those of you who use WhatsApp with a BlackBerry 10 smartphone. In fact the popular instant messaging app has been updated to the new beta version 2.12.280.2, and the beta is ready to be downloaded from the BlackBerry Beta Zone.
So, what changes with this new beta version? Let’s see it it together. First of all, this time we have the changelog. Then a few interesting things have been added: for example the support for some additional web client features and also the support for web link previews on messages. Furthermore the organization of phone numbers on the Contact Info Screen has been updated along with some bug fixes and improvements.
If you decide to download this latest beta of WhatsApp, you may need to know that the size of this new version of WhatsApp for BlackBerry 10 is about 20.8MB. Now, how can you download this latest version of WhatsApp on your BlackBerry 10? To download this beta version 2.12.280.2 on your BlackBerry 10 smartphone is quite easy, but you have to be registered in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. After the registration you will be able to install this latest update on your device.
The other important breaking news that we are happy to share with you today is that from now on WhatsApp is completely free forever. Following the recent announcement given by Jan Koum, it is now official that WhatsApp users will never again have to pay their annual fee since it has been permanently cancelled.
And, incredibly, it seems also that the app will not use ads to support itself. WhatsApp owners are clearly aiming to provide a messaging service suitable for everyone, especially in developing nations. That’s what Koum declared: “Many WhatsApp users don’t have a debit or credit card number and they worried they’d lose access to their friends and family after their first year. So over the next several weeks, we’ll remove fees from the different versions of our app and WhatsApp will no longer charge you for our service.“