WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.24.5: 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 2.21.24.5.
What’s new in this update? Discover the details below!

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Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Unknown Business Accounts
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.24.5 is marked as compatible update, but some users may receive the same feature on previous beta updates as well.
I’ve installed the update but I don’t see this feature, why? Seen that this feature has been rolled out for specific beta testers, it may be unavailable for your WhatsApp account: in this case, please wait for the next beta updates.
Previous news? WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.24.3: what’s new?
UNKNOWN BUSINESS ACCOUNTS

After releasing the new WhatsApp beta for Android update, WhatsApp is now rolling out a new feature to more beta testers, to get notified when unknown business accounts contact you.
Actually, WhatsApp already presented a message when unknown people contacted you, but they are making it nicer now. In particular, this new feature shows a message at the bottom of the chat (before it was under the latest incoming message from the contact), informing you that the user is not saved in your contact list:

In this screenshot, you can see that the business is not in your contact list: in this case, you can add the business to your contact list or block them.
This feature is available for certain beta testers on WhatsApp beta for Android, and more activations will be following in the next updates.

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