WhatsApp beta for Android 2.20.14: 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 2.20.14.
What’s new in this update? Discover all details below!

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ATTENTION
  • The new Animated Stickers feature is not available yet.
  • WhatsApp is working on the feature in the recent few updates, in order to ensure the best bug-free experience for you.
    For this reason it’s normal if you don’t see this feature in WhatsApp, seen that it is under development.
  • 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).
ANIMATED STICKERS

After rolling out the Dark theme on the 2.20.13 beta update, WhatsApp is working to improve other features to release.
In the WhatsApp beta for Android 2.20.10 update, we have published some details about the upcoming Animated Stickers feature, showing some animated packs available in future.
Unfortunately, the Animated Stickers feature is not publicly available in the 2.20.14 but WhatsApp is now working on small improvements: precisely, when a sticker pack is animated, WhatsApp has added a small play icon next to its name, so the user can immediately understand that the pack contains animated stickers:

As we say every time, we don’t know any release date for the feature.

DELETE MESSAGES

We previously talked about the Delete Messages feature, an option that’s able to automatically remove messages in the chat after a certain amount of time.
WhatsApp is still working on the feature (and it requires a lot of time to be publicly released), and in this beta they added a hidden improvement that shows the state of the feature (OFF or the time interval):

The feature is not available yet and it will be enabled in future.

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ACCOUNT TRANSFER

Recently WhatsApp has implemented a new feature for the iOS platform, that allows to register your WhatsApp account on a new iPhone device without asking credentials, if iCloud Keychain is enabled.
Today WhatsApp is working on a very similar feature, but for Android, called Account Transfer: this feature uses official Google APIs (the documentation is available here) that allow to transfer your WhatsApp data on another device without the need for a new registration!
At the moment there aren’t other details available, but it seems there isn’t an option in WhatsApp that allows to manage the feature, so it will be automatically enabled (when WhatsApp decides to roll out the feature).


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