WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.260: 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 2.19.260.
Let’s find out together what is new ..


  • You need to update your WhatsApp version to the 2.19.260 Android beta version in order to use the Hide Status Updates feature.
  • Previous beta update might get the feature as well, but WhatsApp is always used to enable features in recent updates (that might contain bug fixes and improvements for the feature), so you should install the 2.19.260 beta update as above mentioned.
  • If you have already updated but you don’t see the feature, please back up your chat history and reinstall WhatsApp if you don’t want to wait more.
    Every time you reinstall WhatsApp, the most updated configurations from the server are downloaded, enabling the feature for you.
  • If you have reinstalled the app and the feature persists to not be enabled, don’t worry: WhatsApp is used to partially enable features for a random group of users, so the feature might be available for you the next time.
  • Facebook Pay is not available in this build. The article just announces it.

WhatsApp, in the 2.19.260 beta update, is starting to roll out the Hide muted status updates feature!
The new Hide Muted Status Updates allows the user to hide the section that lists all muted status updates, that can be also collapsed.


Facebook is working on Facebook Pay (official brand), a service that will be available for Facebook family of apps, including WhatsApp.
WhatsApp is already starting to work in order to implement the feature and, in this 2.19.260 update, we’ve found its first references related to payments in Mexico:

At the moment, as you can see in this screenshot, the only option available is to set a new payment method for Facebook Pay. We will continue to investigate to learn more about the integration of Facebook Pay in WhatsApp.


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