WhatsApp has two distribution channels, the official one with the latest updates and the beta channel, which offers new features much sooner. The latter is the one we use to add new versions on Uptodown, and in the latest version, published yesterday, lots of new features have been added focused on searching for and sharing all kind of files or external links in your chats.
New features of the latest beta
- Search for links from a chat: Till now trying to find a certain link in your chats was enough to drive a person crazy. Now all your external links will be catalogued in a section accessible from the profile page for that contact or group, alongside all received multimedia content.
- Selective erasing of chats: Now you can select a certain amount of time, whether it’s one month or six, after which to delete chats all at once instead of removing the chat completely.
- Correctly copy URLs: Until now if you copied a message and a link the entire contents of the link clip went onto your clipboard. Now it will just be the web address.
- Send documents directly from the app. We can send any kind of files from Google Drive and Dropbox.
WhatsApp will no longer be available on old devices
One bit of good news and one bit of bad news. With seven years behind them and the client now released on loads of different platforms, it just makes sense that WhatsApp would decide to clear out old versions that are now totally obselete. Thus they’ve announced that over this year they will no longer support devices from BlackBerry or Nokia, nor old versions of Android or Windows Phone, in particular the following:
- BlackBerry, including BlackBerry 10
- Nokia S40
- Nokia Symbian S60
- Android 2.1 and Android 2.2
- Windows Phone 7.1