WhatsApp Latest Update is Now Available for Download with User Privacy Improvements

WhatsApp is considered to be the best chatting app available for Android and iOS powered devices. The fact that WhatsApp has almost two billion monthly active users speaks volumes about the performances and features that the app has to offer. However, the most important feature that WhatsApp offers is a high-level of user privacy. You never have to worry about any third-parties intercepting your messages or files that you are sharing via WhatsApp and this is all thanks to the end-to-end encryption system that the app offers.

Since we are talking about the high-level of user privacy that WhatsApp offers, no one should be surprised to find out that the developers who are in charge of the app have decided to take it all to the next level. The way that they are doing that is by releasing a new update that focuses on improving the control the users have over their information.

WhatsApp 2.19.368 Beta Update

The first thing that we want to note about WhatsApp’s latest update is that it is rolling out via over the air channels and that it’s available in the form of beta. This means that all WhatsApp fans who are interested in accessing the latest update are required to join the beta program. Alternatively, the update can also be manually downloaded and installed in the form of APK (Android Package Kit).

What’s New?

As previously noted, the latest update for WhatsApp is aiming to improve user privacy. With that said, let’s go ahead and check out the full patch notes for the update.

  • New privacy settings allow you to control who can add you to groups. Go to Settings > Account > Privacy > Groups to get started.
  • Added call waiting support so you can choose to accept an incoming WhatsApp call while you’re already on another call.
  • You 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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