WhatsApp Update 2.16.254 For Android Available For Download, Video Calling Feature Arrived?

WhatsApp Update 2.16.254 For Android Available For Download, Video Calling Feature Arrived?
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The WhatsApp update 2.16.254 is now available for download and many already did to confirm rumors regarding the update. This includes the rumor that the update will finally add a video calling feature to the messaging app.


There’s no denying that the app is big, how big exactly? Think 1 billion daily users worldwide, that big. Even with multiple competitors, it has continued to own the lion’s share of its market without breaking a sweat.

So what’s new in the new update? Well, not so much as the update only brought with it some bug fixes that were previously reported by users. The developers also worked on improving the app’s stability among other things.

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According to Neurogadget, a new BETA version of the app for the Android OS has been released. However the WhatsApp Update 2.16.254 BETA doesn’t come with any new features or options.

Still No Video Calling Feature For WhatsApp Update 2.16.254

Don’t fret yet because a video calling function will probably be added very soon if the developers have been keeping an eye on the market. Even its parent company Facebook already has a video calling option.

Most smartphones today also come with a front camera making video calling a breeze. Other messaging apps already have a video calling feature, which means it’s only a matter of time before users start migrating if a video calling feature is not released.

The update is currently in BETA phase but can be installed directly from Google Play. This also means that you have to be BETA tester before you can access the app.

Simply go HERE and register to be a Whatsapp BETA tester by tapping the “BECOME A TESTER” button. You can then download the app from the Play Store and install it on your device.

Congratulations! You can now enjoy the WhatsApp Update 2.16.254 on your android device.

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