WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 126.96.36.199.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is rolling out an animated avatar feature, and it is available to some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Animated avatar pack|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 is marked as a compatible update, but some beta testers may be able to experiment with this feature by installing the previous 184.108.40.206 build.|
|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 people over the coming weeks.|
|Thanks:||FastenM and Sniper, for testing and reporting!|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp is rolling out a feature to configure group permissions while creating a group!|
ANIMATED AVATAR PACK
In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11 update, we announced a new feature in development: an animated avatar pack. With this feature, WhatsApp was going to provide users with an animated version of their current avatar pack. Even though it’s been less than a month since we shared our first article about this feature, we now have news to share about animated avatars. Specifically, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 update from the Google Play Store, some beta testers may finally experiment with animated avatars!
As you can see in this video, an enhanced version of the avatar pack that introduces animated avatars is finally available. As we said in our previous article when the feature was in development, this is definitely a significant improvement that brings a dynamic element to avatars, especially for those users that regularly use this feature, since it introduces a better expressive communication experience.
If you want to check if this feature is already enabled for your WhatsApp account, simply open the avatar tab in a conversation. If there is an animation for some avatars, it means you can now share animated avatars. Keep in mind that the recipient doesn’t need to have the feature enabled to see the animated avatars they receive in a conversation. This means that you can share your animated avatars with non-beta testers as well.
Animated avatars are available to some beta testers that install the latest update of WhatsApp beta for Android from the Google Play Store, and they are rolling out to even more people over the coming weeks.
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