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


  • The Camera shortcut is actually available in this update.
  • 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).

In the recent updates we saw the introduction of the Messenger Rooms shortcuts.
Recently I’ve also published a tweet to discover the general opinion for this feature:

Today, with the beta update, WhatsApp is reintroducing the old Camera shortcut!

A lot of people complain about the Messenger Room Shortcut: they though it was a WhatsApp feature and they didn’t understand why the camera icon was gone.
Note that the camera icon is already enabled by default.



I’ve published some tweets about a new bug for read receipts, introduced with the

Unfortunately this was not fixed with the We will keep you updated when a new fix is out with a new update.


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