WHATSAPP users should avoid the latest beta upgrade available to those who use the chat messaging app, according to the latest reports online.
A number of WhatsApp users might want to think twice about updating their app to the latest beta.
Those trialling the latest WhatsApp beta releases on Windows Phone have been warned to avoid the latest update.
WhatsApp version 2.17.140 on Windows Phone includes a bug that prevents users from receiving any media messages, a prominent beta tester cautioned on Twitter.
“Don’t update,” Twitter user WABetaInfo warned its followers.
It later added: “Seems there are issues also for text messages.”
WABetaInfo shares information about upcoming WhatsApp features as they surface in beta versions of the app.
Beta versions will include new features and functionality not yet ready for the stable updates rolled-out to users worldwide.
WhatsApp users are warned about the unfinished nature of beta releases when they sign-up to receive the cutting-edge releases.
However, the latest beta update for Windows Phone clearly makes messaging on WhatsApp quite difficult.
That means this new beta is likely not for everyone.
The Facebook-owned messaging app offers over-the-air beta updates via the Google Play Store and Windows Store.
Installing the pre-release software on iOS is more of a headache, with users required to sideload the app since the beta is not linked to the App Store.
The news comes as WhatsApp pushed-out a new stable release for users across the globe, which includes visual improvements to the Calls tab, Contact Info and Group Info screens.
iPhone owners can now ask Siri to read back messages that have been received.
Users simply have to say “Hey Siri, read my last WhatsApp message” and Siri will read out any new messages that have landed on their phone.
Once read, Siri will even prompt users to dictate a response all without touching the phone.
With the new driving laws coming into force this is a hugely important feature that could help drivers keep their eyes on the road and stop them picking up a £200 fine and six penalty points.
It was already illegal to use your mobile phone while driving but tougher punishments were introduced from March 1 2017.
The penalty for using a mobile phone while driving has now been doubled to a £200 fine and six points on your licence.
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