WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.18: what’s new?

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WhatsApp has recently submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.19.18 version.
Let’s find out together what is new ..

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IMPORTANT NOTICE
  • The new Show in chat shortcut is officially available in this version.
  • It will be available in the next Google Play Stable release as well.
SHOW IN CHAT SHORTCUT

WhatsApp has added a new useful option (already available on iOS) that allows to quickly show a media directly in chat.
For example, when you select the options for an image, WhatsApp shows this menu:

When you select Show in chat, WhatsApp opens the chat presenting the view where the image is visible.
In this menu you can also see “Set as…” and “Rotate”.
Previously, all options available in “Set as…” were visible in the first menu, instead “Rotate” is new because you could find “Rotate left” and “Rotate right” in the old version, as shown below:

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STICKERS SEARCH BUG

This version has a bug that shows as enabled the Stickers search.
The feature is not officially or remotely enabled but it might appear so using a trick:


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