WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.24.3: 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 2.21.24.3.
What’s new in this update? Discover the details below!

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Common questions Answers
Changelog about? New Group Icon
Status? Enabled
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.24.3 is marked as compatible update.
Thanks: Hypogriff for testing and reporting!
Previous news? How to install the new WhatsApp Beta on Windows
NEW GROUP ICON

WhatsApp has released the new WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.24.3 update. The new version doesn’t bring new features, but there is a very small, but interesting, change for the group icon. It has been redesigned, removing a person from the icon, as you can see in this screenshot:

Why this change? We posted news about WhatsApp to develop a Communities feature on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS, for a future update. In the article, we explained that community icons are square with rounded edges to distinguish the community from a group chat: probably, WhatsApp will use the old group icon for Communities. The new icon is already visible for beta testers but there is no date for the release of the Communities feature, unfortunately.

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