WhatsApp beta for Android 2.20.139: what’s new?

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WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.20.139.
What’s new in these updates? Discover all details below!


  • The new Messenger Rooms Shortcut feature is not available yet.
  • This feature is currently under development: it means that WhatsApp is working in order to make it bug-free and there isn’t any release date available.
  • If you don’t see the update on the Play Store, please be patient until Google will roll out for you (probably according to WhatsApp preferences).

Today Facebook is rolling out Messenger Rooms, the answer to Zoom.

Using Messenger Rooms you can create rooms. Rooms have a invite link that you can share, so anyone is able to join your video call, even if they don’t have a Facebook account.
Facebook has also announced that Rooms are coming in WhatsApp too:

In the WhatsApp beta for Android 2.20.139 we see a confirmation of their tweet: WhatsApp is experimenting a feature that adds a shortcut to Messenger to create a room!
The new shortcut will be available in the chat/group share sheet:

When the user selects Room, WhatsApp shows an explanation of the feature, indicating that the room will be created in Messenger:


WhatsApp will also add the same shortcut when in the Calls tab and when you try to call contacts:

When everything is ready, WhatsApp asks to open Messenger:

The feature is under development and it will be available in future: stay tuned!


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