Even though most WhatsApp users are not willing to enroll in the beta program because they don’t like the idea of having to deal with annoying bugs and glitches, this is still the fastest way to get access to the latest WhatsApp updates which come with new features, software improvements and also bug fixes. However, enrolling the beta program doesn’t necessarily mean that users will have to deal with bugs. The reason why we are saying this is because WhatsApp is a premium app and it is quite rare for the developers to overlook a bug.
Nonetheless, WhatsApp has just received a new update and just as we have previously mentioned, it is available for all beta testers. The update sports the 2.19.128 version number and it is being rolled out via OTA (over the air) channels right now. With that said, let’s go ahead and check out everything there is to know about the new update.
WhatsApp 2.19.128 Beta Update
This is a maintenance update which means that instead of introducing cool features or visual changes, the update brings a handful of software tweaks and bug fixes instead. However, we do need to mention that software tweaks and bug fixes are more than often a higher priority download than new features because they make sure that WhatsApp is running at peak performance levels and that the app offers a premium user experience.
We also want to go over the fact that the developers who are in charge of WhatsApp have also released the new update in the form of APK. This is a special type of update and the APK acronym stands for “Android Package Kit”. What makes this type of updates special is the fact that they can be manually downloaded and installed by WhatsApp users who are not beta testers.
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