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?||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 184.108.40.206 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.
Let us know on Twitter if you like this article and read our next announcements on our Telegram Channel!
WABetaInfo has a Discord Server about WhatsApp, where you can chat, give advice, ask for help to other participants and read my announcements!