WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 220.127.116.11.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is rolling out a feature to add participants to new groups right within the group chat, and it is available to some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Add participants|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 is marked as a compatible update, but some users may be able to get the same feature by installing one of the following builds: 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206, and 220.127.116.11.|
|I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why?||This feature is available to some beta testers, and it’s rolling out to more users over the coming days.|
|Thanks:||FastenM, Hypogriff, Sc, ori rund, and Ebenezer, for testing and reporting!|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168: what’s new? WhatsApp is widely rolling out a video message feature|
After widely releasing the ability to record and share video messages with the WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 update, WhatsApp keeps developing new features for the application by introducing small improvements to enhance the user experience. Specifically, after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 update from the Google Play Store, some users might be able to add new members to the group directly from the group chat screen. However, note that a limited group of users may have already experienced this feature with some earlier beta updates, as mentioned in our summary.
As you can see in this screenshot, a new banner may appear within group chats, encouraging people to add new participants to the group. We can consider this feature as a shortcut to prevent the user from having to open the group info to add a new member to the group. In fact, if the user taps on that banner, they can quickly choose new people to add to the group, as long as the group settings allow it.
Although this is not an essential feature, we can still consider it useful as it saves time by simplifying the process of adding new members to the group. In fact, with the quick access provided by the banner, users don’t have to navigate through the group info screen to perform the task. However, the main advantage is that it prompts the user to add new group members, acting as a reminder for them.
The feature to add participants right within the group chat is available to some users that install the latest WhatsApp beta for Android updates from the Google Play Store, and it is rolling out to even more people over the coming days.
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