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WhatsApp Messenger 2.17.431 Beta Update Download Available with New Stuff


Those that use the WhatsApp messaging application, which is pretty much everyone with a smartphone, will be pleased to know that there’s a new version of the software available. The new build is the WhatsApp Messenger 2.17.431 beta version, and you can expect a couple of interesting changes coming along with it.  It’s always great when WhatsApp releases a new version, because fans and users get excited about what could possibly be inside this time. The latest beta build features some improvements, so let’s see what it’s all about.

The new stuff

One of the most interesting features that have been introduced with this version of WhatsApp is the message delete feature. Now, if you send a message by mistake, you can delete it in the following 7 minutes. Not only will it be erased from your side of the chat, but also for anyone else in that chat room. All you have to do is tap and hold the message you want gone, and select the delete option. Next, select to delete for everyone. It’s a great feature especially if you’re in the habit of sending messages you regret. Or maybe, you tend to send funny messages meant for your friends to your boss instead. That could turn into an awkward situation, but now you can just delete the message before they get to see it.

There’s also a second feature introduced in this latest version of WhatsApp. The Live Location feature allows you to instantly share your location in real time with anyone you choose. Just open the chat window with the person you’d like to inform about your whereabouts, and select Share Live Location from the Attach Icon/Location option. This will allow you to give them real time information about where you are, which can be a lot easier than explaining where exactly you are, with words.

Installing a beta build

Some might be turned off by the fact that this is a beta build. If that’s the case, keep in mind that you can be among the first to test it out and approve of it before the live build kicks in. It can be quite fun, and not to mention that you get to play around with features that most users don’t get access to for a while.

Downloading WhatsApp Messenger 2.17.431 beta

The option to update should be available normally through the Play Store, although you could also get the APK file for the build from an APK website and just install it that way. It might not be as direct, but if the original method isn’t accessible to you, then at least you still have a way to get your hands on the latest WhatsApp build.