Version: 2.12.197 (450587)
armeabi + armeabi-v7a + mips + x86
Package: com.whatsapp
21.79 MB (22,845,186 bytes)
Min: Android 2.1 (Eclair, API 7)
Target: Android 5.1 (Lollipop MR1, API 22)
Supports Android Auto
Uploaded July 22, 2015 at 10:11PM UTC by Isotopes
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This release does not have a Play Store Description, so we grabbed one from version 2.18.248:

WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.


• NO FEES: WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family, so you don't have to pay for every message or call.* There are no subscription fees to use WhatsApp.

• MULTIMEDIA: Send and receive photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.

• FREE CALLS: Call your friends and family for free with WhatsApp Calling, even if they're in another country.* WhatsApp calls use your phone's Internet connection rather than your cellular plan's voice minutes. (Note: Data charges may apply. Contact your provider for details. Also, you can't access 911 and other emergency service numbers through WhatsApp).

• GROUP CHAT: Enjoy group chats with your contacts so you can easily stay in touch with your friends or family.

• WHATSAPP WEB: You can also send and receive WhatsApp messages right from your computer's browser.

• NO INTERNATIONAL CHARGES: There's no extra charge to send WhatsApp messages internationally. Chat with your friends around the world and avoid international SMS charges.*

• SAY NO TO USERNAMES AND PINS: Why bother having to remember yet another username or PIN? WhatsApp works with your phone number, just like SMS, and integrates seamlessly with your phone's existing address book.

• ALWAYS LOGGED IN: With WhatsApp, you're always logged in so you don't miss messages. No more confusion about whether you're logged in or logged out.

• QUICKLY CONNECT WITH YOUR CONTACTS: Your address book is used to quickly and easily connect you with your contacts who have WhatsApp so there's no need to add hard-to-remember usernames.

• OFFLINE MESSAGES: Even if you miss your notifications or turn off your phone, WhatsApp will save your recent messages until the next time you use the app.

• AND MUCH MORE: Share your location, exchange contacts, set custom wallpapers and notification sounds, email chat history, broadcast messages to multiple contacts at once, and more!

*Data charges may apply. Contact your provider for details.

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July 22, 2015
Android 2.1+
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  • f3d3

    Google Drive backup!

    • kashish dhillon

      There is no option for google drive !

      • Jonathan Welch

        Weird. I’m not seeing it either

    • Vishal Bajoria

      I can’t see that option anywhere. What shall I do??

  • eduev95

    Finally the Google Drive backup is here!!!

    • Vishal Bajoria

      I can’t see that option anywhere

  • Vishal Bajoria

    I’m unable to see the option for Google Drive backup @eduev95

  • Moshe

    On version 2.12.194 the Google drive option is available on 2.12.197 it’s removed

    don’t forget these versions are beta versions whatever is on the play store is a final built so whenever Whatsapp will have a update on Google play store All the new features will be final and it won’t be removed on every other update unless you keep on updating to the beta versions and in the beta version it is removed .

    • bandz

      What’s new in this version?

    • Ahmad

      I have backup on drive

  • Ahmad

    Whatsapp asked about permission for Google drive backup. After I did the backup can’t see the option in menu!!!

  • Mendibil

    The ones that have been asked for Google Drive permissions… Did you do something special? When did that dialogue appear? Thanks in advance.

  • Tanja Henseler

    Can I make a backup on the internal memory?

  • Max Fireman

    Anyone using whatsapp plus?