Popular messaging app, WhatsApp has a new update ready for its Android version that fixes a bug that caused some minor localization issues and adds video editing capabilities.
The latest version of WhatsApp includes basic video editing within the app itself. You can cut your clips on the fly while you’re on the go! It’s hardly Final Cut Pro, but the addition of editing tools adds a lot to the video sharing built into WhatsApp.
The update will be rolling out on the Google Play Store soon, but for now you can grab the APK of the update directly from WhatsApp on its site.
If you aren’t familiar with WhatsApp, it’s a very handy app that allows users to avoid SMS charges and message directly using data or wifi. I use this app daily, and haven’t gone over my SMS limit since (something that used to be a major problem). WhatsApp can only be used to message with people who already use the app. So it required a little politicking with the folks I text most. Now they’re hooked and we can all chat away without fear of overages. Here’s a basic description from the company’s site:
WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends.
In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.