WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 18.104.22.168.
What’s new in this update? Discover all details below!
|Name of the feature?||Always Mute, No Calls for Verified Businesses, Media Guidelines, New Storage Usage|
|Waiting time?||Undefined waiting time|
|I’ve the same version but I don’t see this news, why?||WhatsApp is rolling out the feature, please be patient.|
|News about iOS?||No news yet|
In this update WhatsApp is enabling for several users a feature called Always Mute, a new option that replaces “1 year” when muting a chat.
You can easily understand what’s this feature: you can finally mute a chat forever!
The feature is appearing today for beta testers. If it does not appear, please be patient and you will receive this option within a few days.
WhatsApp is currently hiding Voice and Video Call buttons in chats with Verified Business accounts. They are disappeared from Contact Info too.
Those buttons are still available if you tap the profile icon in the chat and contact list. We don’t know if it’s intentional or what, but apparently call buttons are unavailable for verified business accounts in the chat.
With the previous 22.214.171.124 update, WhatsApp started to release the new Storage Usage UI and its tools. The roll out was slow, so not many people have received the redesigned Storage Usage.
After installing the 126.96.36.199 update, several users are now receiving the feature.
If you want to learn more about the new Storage Usage, please check out the article for the 188.8.131.52 changelog.
WhatsApp is rolling out another feature called Media Guidelines, that easily allows to align stickers and text when you edit images, videos and GIFs.
If you didn’t receive a feature mentioned in this article, and you’re on the same version, don’t worry: it’s a common behavior, some users are luckier and they receive some features before anyone else, but your turn will come soon.
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