Tue. Aug 11th, 2020

WhatsApp Messenger Has Beta Version Accessible to the Public on Windows Phone 8

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If you’re tired of waiting for key updates to roll out to WhatsApp for Windows Phone, news emerged this morning of a beta version that has made an appearance over the weekend in the Windows Phone Store.

The beta appears to be accessible from any signed in account, which strikes us as very odd indeed, and only makes mention of “beta” in its description. The apps themselves appear to be similar, though we did notice once we signed in that the beta is version 2.11.280 while the newly released “official” version stands at version 2.11.282. The app works with both Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5 devices, like the official version.

Otherwise, we haven’t found any differences between this version and the official one. If you notice anything different, let us know in the comments!

That being said, the app has no ratings as of this writing, which leads us to believe it was only very recently made accessible.

Many app and software developers have offered public betas when they’re testing upcoming releases since the beginning of software itself. Mozilla has does this with its Firefox browser, while imo does the same on Android with its own messaging app.

You can download the beta app from Windows Phone Store here or you can stick with the regular updates. The choice is yours.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!