WhatsApp beta gets updated with many improvements and fixes

Whatsapp-Icon-LogoThe WhatsApp developers have BlackBerry on their priority list with yet another beta update for BlackBerry 10 smartphone devices, a nice change log with many fixes, improvements and a few new features.

Change log:

  • Added custom ringtones for incoming calls (Settings>Notification Settings>Call Notifications)
  • Added year / month subdirectories for received pictures, and WhatsApp-specific subdirectories for received audio and video
  • Added counts to Fav/Groups/Contacts tabs when pulling down the list past the beginning
  • Improve highlighting of search results so spaces between adjacent matched words are also highlighted
  • Fixed and issue where long profile names would sometimes not save correctly
  • Fixed an issue where the (optional) floating action bar could disappear when opening/closing ‘Share Contact’
  • Fixed an issue where showing/hiding the chat bubble context menu on the Passport could cause the chat screen to snap to the bottom
  • Fixed an issue where the chat screen would reset itself after opening/closing the ‘Send Location’ screen on 10.3.1
  • Improved reliability of message backup/restore, due to errors caused by the BlackBerry ID reliability problems in 10.3.1
  • Miscellaneous fixes and updates for voice calling

If you do not yet have the BlackBerry Beta Zone app head on over here and sign up to download the latest WhatsApp beta update.