WhatsApp beta for Android what’s new?


WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to
What’s new in this update? This is a bug fix update that addresses an issue with the camera shortcut.


Common questions Answers
Changelog about? Camera shortcut
Status? Fixed
Availability? WhatsApp beta for Android is marked as compatible update.
I’ve installed this update but I still have the same bug. Why? Be sure to install the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update from the Play Store because the bug is fixed in this build. If you’re still experiencing the same bug, probably you’re using a previous build.
Thanks: Hypogriff, Sc, Traiti, and kingcyrious, for testing and reporting!
Previous news? WhatsApp is releasing a new camera shortcut on Android beta!

After releasing the WhatsApp beta for Android, WhatsApp decided to release a new camera shortcut in order to let people quickly open the camera when the camera tab is not available. In fact, WhatsApp is replacing the camera tab with the communities tab when the feature that lets us create a community is available. Unfortunately, something went wrong and the camera shortcut is also visible to those people that still have the camera tab!

WhatsApp just released the new beta update: no further details were found in this version since it is a bug-fix update that exactly addresses this issue. In reality, we expected the new camera shortcut to be removed only for those users that can access it by using the camera tab but it has also been removed for those lucky beta testers that can create a community.
The fix is rolling out after installing the WhatsApp beta for Android update so be sure to update to this version if you see the camera shortcut and the camera tab. About the camera shortcut, we expect another future rollout without the bug at a later date.

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