It’s been a long time, but after a Christmas holiday it seems that updates are coming back to WhatsApp, specifically today we can download the new beta version of WhatsApp for Android, version 2.17.1, an update in which we find a new option to the time to leave a group: “Mute Instead“. The other changes are internally, and it seems we still can not enjoy them.
Internally this new beta version of WhatsApp for Android comes with many changes, and is that there has been an increase in the size of its APK of 288 KB, with 885 files modified, deleting the file “status_playback_page.xml” and replacing 4 icons by new ones. As we said, there are new files and icons added, adding 15 new files, related to status, ratings and virtual cards, which makes us think that very soon we could see a WhatsApp for companies or something.
Also added 5 new icons, related to ratings, such as stars, plus a shadow effect, and 4 new icons that replace the 4 removed, which you can see just below.
How to download the Beta version of WhatsApp for Android
We remind you that this Beta version to download from Google Play before you have to become beta testers. It’s really simple, besides, we can stop being beta tester also very easily and receive updates only stable application. Please remember that if you want to become a beta tester of the application from Google Play, you have all the information here.
Remind you that the beta versions of the application are not exempt from errors, its installation can cause unexpected errors, even when installing the application will see messages that warn us, but as a rule the beta version of WhatsApp for Android never gives problems and we will have the latest news before than the stable version of Google Play.