The Whatsapp Beta app updated on Windows 10 Mobile devices this week and is now version 2.16.154. This new update brought some user interface tweaks and some new features such as a menu within the chat panel that allows users to select, delete, or forward messages as well as change the background visual and view information on the chat.
The Whatsapp Beta app is used by the developers to test certain features before rolling them out to the main Whatsapp app. The official Facebook Messenger and Xbox apps also have beta versions which have proven to be popular with developers and users who enjoy getting a sneak peek at upcoming features.
Whatsapp is a popular messaging and phone service that is quickly gaining in popularity with the average user as well as companies looking to connect with customers. It’s competing heavily with the previously mentioned Facebook Messenger and Line, the latter being very popular in Asia.
Here's the official description of the main Whatsapp app: WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for Windows Phone and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.
- NO FEES: WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection to let you message and call friends and family, so you don't have to pay for every message or call.
- MULTIMEDIA: Send and receive photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.
- FREE CALLS: Call your friends and family for free with WhatsApp Calling, even if they're in another country.
- QUICKLY CONNECT WITH YOUR CONTACTS: Your address book is used to quickly and easily connect you with your contacts who have WhatsApp so there's no need to add hard-to-remember usernames.
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