WhatsApp beta for Android 2.18.214: what’s new?

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WhatsApp has recently submitted some new updates through the Google Play Beta Program, and the last one is the 2.18.214 version, where we’ve found a new small feature.
Let’s find out together the news ..



  • The Mark as Read shortcut feature in the Notification Center is not available yet.
    WhatsApp is working in order to add this feature, adding new improvements in the next updates. It’s not available yet for development reasons and the feature needs to get many other improvements before to be enabled for everyone.
    For this reason, it’s ok if you have updated your WhatsApp version and it’s not working for you seen that the feature is under development.


WhatsApp is working on a new shortcut to include in your Notification Center, when you receive some messages from the same chat.
The feature is called Mark as Read shortcut and, as the name suggests, it allows to quickly Mark as Read a chat directly from your Notification Center!
How will the feature look?
Essentially, as you can imagine, you will find a new button called Mark as Read in the WhatsApp Notification:

We repeat: the feature is not available yet for development reasons, but we can say that WhatsApp is also working on another feature that allows to quickly mute a chat from the Notification Center: as usual, we will keep you updated once WhatsApp implements the feature in the next beta updates.


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