Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but we’ll make exceptions for apps that have had significant updates. We hope you enjoy this weekly feature and that you discover some apps that end up being useful.
Whatsapp Messenger - Version 2.12.441
What’s new in this version:
Google Drive Backup: You can now back up your chats and media to Google Drive, so if you lose your phone, switch or upgrade to a new Android phone, you can easily restore your chats and media. You can set up backups in Settings > Chats and Calls > Chat backup.
Starred messages: Now you can tap and hold on any message in a chat to star it so you can easily find it later (works like a bookmark). You can browse starred messages from the Chats tab > Menu > Starred Messages.
One tap shortcut to driving mode without entering destination: traffic overview of your commute, travel time to familiar places, quick access to turn-by-turn navigation and searching for places along the route
Suggested subway exits in transit details (currently available in Barcelona, Hong Kong, Madrid, and Paris)