WhatsApp beta for Android 2.18.171: what’s new?

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WhatsApp has submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.18.171.
But what features has WhatsApp added in this update?
Let’s find out together what is it ..

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OLD AUDIO RECORDER REMOVED

After implementing the locked recording feature, WhatsApp has decided to remove the old in-app audio recorder, seen that it’s useless now.
If you try to tap the Attach Icon, then you choose Audio, WhatsApp informs you can use the new locked recording feature.

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SAVE MEDIA IN GALLERY

WhatsApp has recently added in the 2.18.159 beta the Media Visibility option, that allows to hide shared photos and videos in your Gallery.
As in the iOS app, WhatsApp has now renamed this option:

Note: This option might not work yet. It means, if you disable Save Media In Gallery, media will be still shown.
Let us know on Twitter if the feature works for your device!


Let us know on Twitter if you like these features and read our next announcements on our Telegram Channel!
WABetaInfo has a Discord Server about WhatsApp, where you can chat, give advice, ask help to other participants and read my announcements!

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