The update takes the version to 2.11.587.0 and may have fixed the issues caused by the previous update 2.11.586. The changelog for this new update is not provided, so it is safe to assume that all the new features added by update 2.11.586 remain minus issues.
Go ahead and try updating your WhatsApp to this version and do let us know what happens.
Thanks Juanmartin for the tip. Cheers!!