WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 188.8.131.52.
What’s new in this update? Discover all details below!
|Name of the feature?||New Archive|
|Availability?||The feature has been released in the previous update, but installing the 184.108.40.206 update is recommended to get the feature quickly.|
|I’ve the same version but I don’t see this news, why?||The feature has been released for specific beta testers, and the roll out is still very slow. If it’s not available for you, please wait for the next updates.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp Web 2.2119.6 : what’s new?|
WhatsApp has released yesterday the 220.127.116.11 beta update and we have published the changelog. The changelog states that WhatsApp was starting to roll out the new archive, a new way to keep your chats in the archive.
Yesterday we explained that WhatsApp was slowly rolling out the feature for specific beta testers. This method is very used to prevent to release a feature to everyone, that might have some issue, so it’s always better to start releasing it for a few people only, in order to see if everything is working fine.
Today WhatsApp has released the 18.104.22.168 beta update and, as happened yesterday, WhatsApp is expanding the test to release the feature for more people!
Reports come from Twitter and my Discord server, where people noted that they received the new archive after updating to the 22.214.171.124 beta update:
Got the new Archive with latest beta 126.96.36.199 🥳 pic.twitter.com/L1ksaY1EdF
— Navas Pavil (@NavasPavil) May 18, 2021
If this update still doesn’t bring the new archive for you, don’t worry. It’s not a bug, but it’s the way WhatsApp uses to release features. Yesterday a lot of people didn’t receive the new archive, instead today the same people can now use the new feature. Soon it will be available for your WhatsApp account too.
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