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 working on notifying unavailable features within WhatsApp Settings on linked devices, for a future update of the app!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Unavailable features – linked devices
Status? Under development
Availability? WhatsApp is working on bringing a section to notify users that some features and settings may not be available on linked devices in a future update of the app.
I’ve updated my version of WhatsApp but I don’t have this feature. Why? This feature is under development so this is why it doesn’t show up within WhatsApp Settings. Please wait for a future update.
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Previous news? New features for calls made it easier to connect with people on WhatsApp for Android and iOS!

In November, we shared information about the companion mode available to some beta testers on WhatsApp beta for Android. Thanks to this feature, it is possible to use your existing WhatsApp account on a secondary mobile device without an active Internet connection on your primary phone. Since this feature is in beta, some features may still not be available and this is exactly what we discovered in the WhatsApp beta for Android update from the Play Store:

As you can see in this screenshot, WhatsApp is working on introducing a section within WhatsApp Settings to notify users that some features and settings may not be available on linked devices, like viewing the live location in chats and groups and the ability to manage broadcast lists. In addition, it is not even possible to share a new status update. Note that WhatsApp may work on bringing these features to linked devices in a future update.

The new section within WhatsApp Settings on linked devices is under development and it will be released in a future update. As always, there will be an additional article on this website when this section is visible or new features are available for linked devices.

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