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!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Mention badge
Status? Enabled for some users
I’ve the same version but I don’t see this news, why? The mention badge exists since years, but it didn’t work for some users. WhatsApp is now introducing a sort of “fix” for other users, available in a future update.

After several updates that addressed bug fixes and general improvements, WhatsApp has released today the beta update. It has nothing new apparently, but we can show today a preview of the feature they’re working on in this build: the mention badge!
WhatsApp has a feature that allows to show a mention badge in the group cell, every time you are mentioned in that specific group:

We’re previously reported that this feature was under development. After receiving some reports, we’ve investigated and we’ve discovered that this is an old feature, apparently for some users. For a certain part of users, this feature did never work, so WhatsApp is introducing a sort of “fix” in order to make it work for those users. The fix will be enabled in a future update.


WhatsApp has recently released a new animated sticker pack called Taters n tots, available for previous versions too.


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