WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.8.8: 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 2.21.8.8.
What’s new in this update? Discover all details below!

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Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Redesigned Mention Badge
Status? Enabled
Compatibility? It’s recommended to install the 2.21.8.8 beta update. Previous versions might get the feature as well.
I’ve the same version but I don’t see this news, why? WhatsApp is rolling out the feature, but it might take a while before appearing.
Previous news? WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.8.7: what’s new? Disappearing Messages linked to “Edit Group Info”
REDESIGNED MENTION BANDGE

WhatsApp is enabling now, for more users, the possibility to view a mention badge when you receive a mention in a message from a specific group. Some people were already able to see a mention badge, but today WhatsApp is expanding the test to more users.

This badge has been also redesigned now, and you can see the new icon below:

BUG FIXES

In the WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.8.6, a lot of users were experiencing an issue with push notifications. A weird string appeared as message preview:

WhatsApp beta for Android 2.21.8.8 finally brings a fix.

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