WhatsApp 2.19.362 Beta Update is Now Going Live with Security Improvements and New Features

WhatsApp holds the title of being the world’s biggest chatting app with almost two billion monthly active users. This is super impressive and it also speaks volumes about the performances that WhatsApp offers. The reason why people love using WhatsApp when it comes to getting in touch with their friends and family members is because they feel safe. All conversations are end-to-end encrypted on WhatsApp and this means that there is no way for any third-parties to access private messages.

If you are a big fan of the security that WhatsApp offers, then we have some great news to share with you. The developers who are in charge of WhatsApp have just published a new update and it focuses on taking the user privacy of the chatting app to the next level. With that said, let’s go ahead and take a look at what are the improvements that the update brings.

WhatsApp 2.19.362 Beta Update

The new update for WhatsApp sports the 2.19.362 beta version number and it is rolling out via OTA (over the air) channels right now. However, no all WhatsApp users are eligible to access the new update. As the version number implies, the new 2.19.326 beta update is available only to beta users. Luckily, everyone who uses an Android-powered smartphone is allowed to join the beta program.

New Features

  • New privacy setting allows users to control who they can add to groups. Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Groups to get started.
  • Added call waiting support so users can choose to accept an incoming WhatsApp call while they are already on another call.
  • Users can now require a fingerprint to unlock WhatsApp. Tap Settings > Account > Privacy > Fingerprint lock and enable Unlock with fingerprint.
  • Fixed an issue which caused fast battery drain on some devices.

Arya Spetza

Arya Spetza

Arya Spetza helped bring BleeBot to a full-fledged tech news site by researching the latest technology gigs. She continues to assist in keeping the site covering all kinds of techy subjects.

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