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 an animated avatar feature, and it will be available in a future update of the app!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Animated avatar pack
Status? Under development
Availability? WhatsApp is working on bringing animated avatars to 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 beta for iOS what’s new? WhatsApp is releasing a clearer interface for the chat list along with new entry points for accessing your broadcast lists and creating new groups!


Two days ago, WhatsApp announced the release of two new enhancements regarding avatars on both iOS and Android versions. The first improvement involves the ability to configure your avatar by taking a photo, making the avatar creation process automatic. The second improvement is a newly expanded collection of avatars that is automatically rolled out to all users who set up their avatar configuration directly from the app settings. But that’s not all: thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update, which is available on the Google Play Store, we discovered that WhatsApp will be introducing an animated version of the avatar pack in a future update of the app!

As you can see in this video, WhatsApp has worked on implementing an enhanced version of the avatar pack by introducing animated avatars. We believe this is a significant improvement that will further enhance user interactions as it will bring a dynamic element to avatars. The animated avatars will bring more life and personality to stickers, allowing for a more expressive communication experience. The release is scheduled for a future update, and we currently do not have any specific information regarding the expected date, even though the avatars are already ready for use and the user experience seems very stable.

In our opinion, this update will bring a notable cosmetic enhancement to the app. Following the release of a redesigned keyboard and an updated GIF and sticker picker with the WhatsApp beta for Android update, allowing users for improved navigation along with a larger new avatar collection, WhatsApp is now focusing on improving avatar quality by developing an animated version for a future update. This addition undoubtedly contributes to the cosmetic appeal of the platform regarding the sticker sharing feature.

Animated avatars are under development and they will be released in a future update of the app. As always, we plan to publish an additional article when we have further details about this feature to share with our readers.

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