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 a feature to allow users to be notified when channels are available, and it will be available in a future update of the app!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Channel notifier
Status? Under development
Availability? WhatsApp is working on bringing the ability to choose to be notified when channels are available, available in a future update of the app.
I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why? This feature is under development so it is not ready to be released to beta testers, but you can discover a preview in this article.
Previous news? WhatsApp news of the week: channels released in Singapore and Colombia!


A few days ago, WhatsApp announced channels, a new one-way broadcast private tool. With this feature, you can choose to receive important updates from individuals and organizations you matter more. WhatsApp typically selects specific countries where to roll out the most important features. In this case, channels are currently available in Singapore and Colombia, and we can assure you that this feature will be released in other countries very soon. Meanwhile, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update available on the Google Play Store, we discovered that WhatsApp is working on a very particular feature regarding channels…

Some users who do not live in Singapore and Colombia have likely tried to join channels by opening a channel invite link, despite the feature being unavailable for their accounts. In such cases, a generic message should appear, informing users that the feature is not yet available. However, WhatsApp is now working on a feature that allows users to be notified when channels are ready for their accounts. By tapping the “Notify me” button, WhatsApp will add you to a waiting list, so you can receive a notification when channels will finally be available for you.

As we said above, we considered this feature as very particular because WhatsApp had never developed a way to let users know when a new feature is ready right within the app. The development of this feature indicates that WhatsApp is aware that users want to try channels as soon as possible, and maybe channels will be released faster than usual.

The ability to choose to be notified when channels are available is under development and it will be released to beta testers in a future update of the app. As always, we will post another article when we have further information to share with you.

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