It's that time again. Another WhatsApp beta has arrived in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. As has become the norm, this release is jam packed with changes according to the changelog and covers everything from a few new features right down to the usual miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements.

  • 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 have the Beta Zone app installed, you should see the update listed and readily available for download. If you're new to the Beta Zone, be sure to grab the Beta Zone app and sign up. It will be needed to access this release.