Do you enjoy using WhatsApp in order to keep in touch with your friends and family members via DMs or group chatting? If that is the case, then you might want to consider joining the official beta program of the app. The reason why we are saying that is because beta users are always the first ones to access the latest updates and in fact, a new update which is changing WhatsApp’s version number to 2.19.350 beta has just started rolling out earlier this morning.
WhatsApp 2.19.350 Beta Update
If you are worried that joining the beta program of WhatsApp means that you will have to deal with bugs and software issues, then you should know that this is not the case. Everyone who uses an Android-powered smartphone is allowed to join the beta program and the only thing that users need to do in exchange for receiving access to all the latest updates ahead of everyone else is to provide the developers with feedback.
Nonetheless, the latest update for WhatsApp sports the 2.19.350 beta version number and it is now rolling out via OTA (over the air) channels. Therefore, all WhatsApp users are advised to keep their smartphones connected to the internet so that they can be among the first ones to get the new update.
The developers who are in charge of WhatsApp are doing their best to provide users with the highest-level of privacy and this is why the chatting app is automatically encrypting all conversations. However, this isn’t enough and the new update is introducing a new security measure.
After installing the new 2.19.350 beta update, WhatsApp users will be able to enable a new feature that will automatically require them to use the fingerprint scanner in order to unlock chats. This way, WhatsApp users can make sure that no one is spying on their conversations.
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