WhatsApp may have been released a long while ago, but the messaging server has remained the most popular in the world, enjoying a massive user base of more than 1.5 billion people who are active each month. Recently, WhatsApp 2.19.173 rolled out with enhanced Voice Messages playback features and some bug fixes.
WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging application
The first version of WhatsApp released for iPhone devices in 2009, and the service became a quick hit among users who loved the fact that they could communicate easily with their friends and enemy. In the following years, the popularity of the app continued to grow as developers added support for a large number of platforms.
The modern version of the app offers a wealth of features. Users can send, initiate, and receive an unlimited number of calls and messages as long as they have access to an active internet connection, either via mobile data or a Wi-Fi network. Sending a multimedia file is quite easy, and WhatsApp is compatible with a large number of file formats, including images, videos, audio clips, documents and much more.
Some users of the app didn’t agree with the fact that the developers decided to sell the company to Facebook in 2014. Angry fans said that the move is unnecessary since the user base funded the service, which was paid at that time. Facebook claimed that the move would make the service even better, and one of the first changes which were implemented after the transaction was completed came with the announcement that the app will be free for everyone as the annual fee was removed.
WhatsApp 2.19.173 Beta allows you to play Voice Messages in a sequence
Despite’s its booming success, WhatsApp has faced some difficulties in recent years. Some of them were major security flaws which had the potential to expose sensitive user data to malicious entities.
A recent exploit was discovered in May when a Zero-Day vulnerability surfaced. Hackers could exploit a buffer overflow stack which facilitated he use of malicious code with the help of the VoIP feature. The bug was fixed by an emergency update. The new WhatsApp 2.19.173 Beta tackles that exploit.
The latest beta version of the app, WhatsApp 2.19.170 Beta, also comes with the ability to play Voice Messages in a sequence and several bug fixes.
Katie Tachuck is a reporter for News Lair. After graduating from UCLA, Katie got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a investigative journalist and producer. Katie has also worked as a columnist for the The Santa Fe New Mexican. Katie covers economy and community events for News Lair.