WhatsApp is a free messaging and video calling service owned by Meta. It allows users to send text messages and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share pictures, documents, user locations, and other content.
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You can easily keep in touch with friends and family because it is very simple to use. Even if the connection speed is slow, WhatsApp can run on mobile and desktop devices without any fee.
This is a dedicated article for WhatsApp, where you can get the latest insight on the latest beta update, new features, fixes, and more.
WHATSAPP BETA LATEST NEWS:
July 20, 2022: WhatsApp will let you apply message timer to existing chats
WhatsApp is testing a new feature that will allow you to apply a message timer to existing chats. After a predefined period of time, the message will automatically disappear from the chat. Previously, you could only enable hidden messages for new conversations. The latest Android beta update (version 188.8.131.52) has provided this feature to some users.
As you can see in the screenshot below, shared on WABetaInfo back in May, the default message timer is automatically applied only to new conversations. However, the new option allows you to manually select an existing chat to enable hidden messages. This setting starts automatically for all new conversations, but only works for existing manually selected chats.
July 14, 2022: WhatsApp will soon allow you to add voice messages to your status
The folks at WABetaInfo are back on WhatsApp with another inside scoop. According to a new report by WABetaInfo, in addition to sending photos, videos, GIFs and text messages to your Status, WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will allow you to add audio messages to your Status.
Like your photos and videos in status updates, voice messages will be end-to-end encrypted and use the same privacy and security settings as your photos and videos. The WhatsApp voicemail status update feature is still under development and is not yet available for beta testers as well.
July 12, 2022: WhatsApp rolled out ability to use any emoji on Message Reactions
Just a few months after WhatsApp launched Emoji Reaction for its popular messaging platform, the company is now rolling out the ability to use any emoji for the feature. For clarity, responses in questions effectively allow users to use emojis to reply to a direct message.
This is mainly done by long-pressing on the message or media that users want to reply to. And then select the appropriate option to add feedback. In this case, it’s the new “plus”-shaped icon next to the options already available.
Since you asked…
… all emoji Reactions are here! We’re feeling 🤩😎🙌🤸🎉💚 about it.
Starting to roll out now to Android and iOS pic.twitter.com/Opk7x0n0VP
— WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) July 11, 2022
July 09, 2022: WhatsApp let you link a secondary device to your account
According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on letting you sync secondary devices to your account. WhatsApp lets you link your account to another device, and they can access your account without the need for the internet. However, it’s not the same as being able to sync your messages to an account and simply log in to another device.
July 05, 2022: WhatsApp will allow users to hide their online status
WhatsApp is working on a feature that will allow users to hide their online status. The feature is being tested and was recently spotted by WABetaInfo. It will be available for Android, iOS, and WhatsApp Web users. Currently, WhatsApp allows you to hide read recipients (blue ticks) and profile pictures.
July 02, 2022: WhatsApp Hide ‘Online Status’ feature is coming
June 20, 2022: WhatsApp will shortly allow Android users to set cover photo
WhatsApp from time to time develops new features and functions for the convenience of the user. Meanwhile, WhatsApp is working to add a new cover photo feature to your Android smartphone. It can enhance the business profile by setting a cover picture.
This feature is available for WhatsApp beta users, which means the update is currently under testing. The new WhatsApp cover photo feature is dedicated to business account holders for Android devices.
This beta update adds more detailed control over your cover photo, which will showcase your business strategy and efforts to grow your business. Plus, it helps in marketing your business and more.
January 13, 2022: Global Voice Notes Player feature releasing
December 22, 2021: New Call Interface feature
According to the latest information, WhatsApp is working on a new interface for voice calls. In the shared screenshot, we can clearly see that WhatsApp is redesigning the interface to make it more compact and modern for future updates,
It also organizes the available space, so the new redesign looks great, especially during voice calls. Currently, the feature is under development and will be available in a future update on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS.
December 18, 2021: V184.108.40.206
As per the WABetaInfo, the latest update brings a new redesigned in-app camera for WhatsApp for Android. Currently, this new feature is under development. You can check this option after installing the latest beta. Read more here.
December 15, 2021: V220.127.116.11
Recently, Whatsapp pushed a new beta update with version 18.104.22.168 through the Google Play Beta Program. The latest update adds new plans for message deletion.
As per the information, the latest update now allows group admins to delete incoming messages to everyone. Currently, the feature is under development and may release this feature in a future update.
December 10, 2021: V22.214.171.124
Now, the company is releasing a new update for its users through Google Play Beta Program. Users can identify the new beta update via build version 126.96.36.199. Read more here.
December 06, 2021: V188.8.131.52
WhatsApp released the Voice Waveform feature for recording voice notes to limited beta testers, and now, the company is delivering this layout for the chat bubble. Read more here.
December 06, 2021: V184.108.40.206
WhatsApp has released a new beta update for Android with version V220.127.116.11 through the Google Play Beta Program. This beta update shows that the Message Reaction info feature works on Android. Read more here.
December 03, 2021: V18.104.22.168
Users can identify the new beta update via build version 22.214.171.124. The latest beta update introduces a New Media Layout for WhatsApp beta testers. Read more here.
November 29, 2021: Crashing Issue
Particularly talking about WhatsApp beta for Android, WhatsApp keeps constantly crashing on Android 12 for some users when using the 126.96.36.199 update, users are not able to use WhatsApp at the moment. Read more here.
November 27, 2021: V188.8.131.52
The latest Whatsapp beta update shows a new way to forward official sticker packs to your contacts and groups. Read more here.
November 26, 2021:
WhatsApp is planning to roll out the Message Reaction feature, which allows you to react to messages just like Instagram. Read more here.
November 24, 2021: V184.108.40.206
The company is releasing a new beta update with build version 220.127.116.11 through the Google Play Beta Program. Read more here.
November 23, 2021: V18.104.22.168
Identified through build version 22.214.171.124, the update introduces a playback speed feature for WhatsApp beta testers. Currently, the company is developing this feature to make it compatible with audio messages. Read more here.
*The article is regularly updated.