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 rearranging privacy and avatar entry points within WhatsApp Settings!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Privacy and Avatar Settings
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for Android is marked as a compatible update but some beta testers may be able to get the same changes after installing the update.
I’ve updated my version of WhatsApp but I don’t have this feature. Why? This feature may be released to some beta testers. If it is not available for your account, please wait for a future update.
Thanks: GoldenPizza, for testing and reporting.
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Previous news? WhatsApp beta for Android what’s new? WhatsApp is working on three new large heart emojis!

In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we posted news about the privacy section. In particular, the privacy entry point has been moved to the root for quick access. The news was posted by WhatsApp on Twitter last month so it means it is available for everyone. After updating to the most recent beta update from the Play Store, we noticed that WhatsApp is introducing another similar change by rearranging the privacy and avatar settings:

As you can see in this screenshot, WhatsApp decided to rearrange the privacy and avatar entry points by swapping their place within WhatsApp Settings: it makes sense since the privacy section is more important than setting up an avatar. In addition, the avatar entry point does not separate the account and privacy settings on WhatsApp for iOS so the team decided to introduce this minor change on the Android app.

The changes about the privacy and avatar settings have been released to some beta testers and they’re rolling out to more users over the coming days.

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