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 finally addresses an issue with notifications.


Common questions Answers
Changelog about? Notification bug
Status? Fixed
Availability? WhatsApp beta for Android is marked as a compatible update.
I’ve installed this update but I still experience 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: Sc and kingcyrious, for testing and reporting!
Previous news? WhatsApp beta for iOS what’s new? WhatsApp is bringing back the format text shortcut on iOS 16

In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we announced a new feature released to some beta testers: the ability to detect links within the caption of status updates. Thanks to this feature, users can now add a link to the caption of a status update since it will be finally detected. But a lot of users are also experiencing an issue with notifications since that update:

As you can see in this screenshot, some users complained on Twitter that there was no notification sound when receiving a message. In some cases, the vibration didn’t even work. We also reported this issue on Twitter and we’re looking for a bug-fix update. Fortunately, WhatsApp released the new beta update from the Play Store today: as happens with other bug-fix updates, no new features were found in this beta version since it has just been released to address the mentioned issue, so you can finally start receiving notifications as usual since they properly work now.
The fix is now rolling out after installing the WhatsApp beta for Android update so be sure to update to this version if notifications don’t work on your phone.

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