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? WhatsApp is moving the privacy section to the root for some beta testers.


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Privacy section
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for Android is marked as a compatible update but some users may also be able to get the same feature after installing the beta build.
I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why? The changes may only be released to some beta testers. In this case, please wait for a future update.
Thanks: FastenM and GoldenPizza for testing and reporting.
Previous news? WhatsApp beta for iOS what’s new? WhatsApp is releasing screenshot blocking for view once images and videos!

In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we shared the details about some changes to the privacy section. In particular, we explained that WhatsApp would have moved privacy settings from the “Account” section to the root to let you easily reach them. The mentioned changes in that article are now available to some beta testers that install one of the recent beta updates of the Android app: and beta builds.

As you can see in this screenshot, privacy settings are now available within the main WhatsApp Settings screen so it is easier for you to configure them. The privacy section may also show up in the new location to some users that install certain previous updates since WhatsApp decided to roll out the changes to more people today, even on previous updates. In addition, the same changes may be available after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS update but there will probably be another story for iOS users when the rollout is wider for those users.
The changes to the privacy section have been released to some beta testers and there will be more activations over the coming days.

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