WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging apps in the world today.
This is not just in the Android and iOS niche, it is also the same as far as the Windows Phone platform is concerned.
WhatsApp beta program, which is a private program, meant for beta testers of this application, is where new features of this instant messenger are uploaded. In this way, enthusiasts and developers can access the application and try out the newly introduced features before they can be released to the general public via the official Windows Phone Store. In this respect, it is very interesting to get a glimpse of what the future has in store for you as far as WhatsApp is concerned.
WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone can save songs to your phone by itself
The latest news reveals that the newly introduced WhatsApp beta for Windows Phone comes in with a new feature for the users of this platform. The new feature is the ability to save songs to your phone. This happens in cases where one receives a WhatsApp message that includes a song.
There is no doubt that this addition will be a huge addition and step up from the previous version of the app, even though the feature is still in beta. Before this update was released, it was only possible for the users to play the received song, but it was not possible to access it through any other means. In essence, whenever someone receives a media file on WhatsApp, the file will be saved somewhere, nothing different from a cache. Now that the new WhatsApp 2.12.46 beta has been rolled out, users can evidently see a WhatsApp folder hidden under the Pictures directory.
One little unfortunate thing about this addition is that it is not possible to access this directory without a File Explorer app; for instance, Files from Microsoft. This is because the Windows Phone Music app won’t be able to see this folder and the files in it are also not recognized by the Photo app. When the Files app is installed on your Windows Phone smartphone, users can easily manipulate the files by deleting, renaming, copying or even sharing them with others. In this way, users can easily get the title of a song right and in the process make it easier for the Music app to recognize the file. Since this application is still in beta, the feature is still very clumsy in the way it works, which is one good reason you should wait for the stable version to be released.
WhatsApp 2.12.46 beta includes voice calling feature
The latest version of WhatsApp 2.12.46 beta does not just come in with a new feature for the users of the Windows Phone. There are improvements that have been made to the recently introduced WhatsApp voice calling feature for Windows Phone. This feature has been eluding the users of this platform since the beginning of the year and now that it is finally here, it will be a huge delight for the millions who use it on this platform.
In order to get this version of WhatsApp, you simply need to be a member of the WhatsApp beta testing program. The app is free to download and use for the first one year, but it will cost you about $1 a year to keep using the app for a second and other subsequent years.