Taking into consideration the fact that WhatsApp has a monthly active user base of more than one billion people, then no one should be shocked to find out that the developers of the app are releasing new APK updates every day. These updates are available in the form of APK and they introduce new features and bug fixes. Nonetheless, the latest update for WhatsApp features the 2.19.11 beta version number and today we are going to cover everything there is to know about it.
WhatsApp 2.19.11 Beta APK
First things first, this is an APK update. APK is acronym that stands for “Android Package Kit” and as you can probably tell by now, this update can only be installed on Android-powered smartphones. Therefore, iPhone users will need to wait a couple more weeks before they can get their hands on this update.
Since this is an APK update, all WhatsApp users who want to install it on their smartphones are first required to enable the “Unknown Sources” feature which can be found in the Settings panel of any Android-powered smartphone.
- When you receive a link to a video from places like Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, you can now play it right within WhatsApp. With picture-in-picture, you can keep watching the video while you chat.
- You can now reply to a group message privately in your 1:1 chat. Tap and hold a message in group chat and select ‘Reply privately’.
As we previously mentioned, this APK update is available to WhatsApp beta users. Luckily, enrolling in WhatsApp’s beta program is not complicated at all and everyone can do it by simply heading over to WhatsApp’s official webpage. Additionally, the only thing that WhatsApp users will need in exchange for receiving access to the app’s latest features is to provide the developers with feedback.
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