WhatsApp beta for Android 2.18.50: what’s new?

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WhatsApp has submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.18.50.
But what features has WhatsApp added and removed in this update?
Let’s find out together what are them ..



The General data protection regulation is coming: it will change the way to keep our data and it will also affect Facebook family of companies, including WhatsApp.
It offers to all users more control over their data on the Internet, ensuring more protection, transparency and uniformity for them.


A new feature about this regulation will be remotely enabled no later than 25th May 2018.
It will allow to the user to download its data on WhatsApp, adding a new icon in your Account Settings:

Selection this option, WhatsApp will open a new section that will allow the user to download a report of data from WhatsApp servers:

This report will be immediately deleted once the user will download it and he will be able to know which data are used by the company.
The process may require time and WhatsApp will notify the user when the report is ready to be downloaded.


Since the 2.18.48 update, WhatsApp has added a new transparent gray background for the timestamp under the sticker.



• These two features are currently under development: it means they aren’t available yet and they will be remotely enabled in next updates..
So don’t worry if you don’t see them updating to this version. WhatsApp is started to work to implement the option to download data for the General data protection regulation option since this version, so they didn’t enable it yet.
The same is true for the Stickers feature.
• You shouldn’t notice the undownloaded sticker image in the screenshot. It was for our tests.

Let us know on Twitter if you like these features and read our next announcements on our Telegram Channel!

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