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 rolling out an admin review feature for group chats, and it’s available to some beta testers!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Send for admin review
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for Android is marked as a compatible update, but some lucky beta testers may be able to get the same feature by installing the update or newer versions.
I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why? This feature is rolling out to some beta testers, and it will be available to more users over the coming weeks.
Thanks: Dilshan Uyangoda, for testing and reporting!
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In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we shared some information regarding a new feature: send for admin review. With this feature, WhatsApp is providing group admins with an additional tool to better manage their groups in case they are not available. When we announced this feature, it was in development but, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update, which is available on the Google Play Store, WhatsApp is releasing this feature to a select group of beta testers!

As you can see in the attached screenshot, group admins may experiment with a new option within the group settings screen. After enabling this option, everyone in the group chat will have the ability to report messages shared in the conversation to the group admins. Once a message is reported, the group admin will have the option to either delete the message for everyone or take appropriate action based on the nature of the reported content (for example, removing the sender from the group).

In our opinion, this feature empowers the group to maintain a safe and respectful environment within the conversation. With the ability to review messages sent by other group members, group administrators can get help in keeping an eye on the group even when they are not around. The messages that need a review will be listed in a new section found in the group info screen, and anyone in the chat can easily send a message for review to the administrator by just opening the message options.

The admin review feature for group chats is available to some beta testers that install the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update from the Google Play Store, and it is rolling out to even more people over the coming days.

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