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!


  • New Wallpaper improvements aren’t currently available.
  • WhatsApp is currently working to implement some improvements for setting the wallpaper for your chats. The feature is under development and it will be available in a future build.
  • If you don’t see the update on the Play Store, please refresh the Google Play Store in the next hours.

WhatsApp was working on new improvements for setting the wallpaper in the iOS version, as mentioned in this article. Finally WhatsApp is starting to work on the Android version too!
The new Wallpaper feature will allow to choose a different wallpaper based on the theme used in WhatsApp:

When you want to choose a default wallpaper, WhatsApp will ask if you want to download the WhatsApp Wallpaper app, an official WhatsApp application that provides Wallpapers. Note that this app was updated in 2011. Should we expect an update for the app, after 9 years?

Note that the feature will allow to choose different wallpapers for different chats, on iOS. Seen that WhatsApp is used to release the same features for iOS and Android, it’s possible to see this option on Android in a future build.
This feature is under development and it will be available in future.


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