WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 184.108.40.206.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is rolling out a feature that allows users to create a new group while forwarding messages, and it is available to some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Forward to a new group|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11 is marked as a compatible update, but some lucky beta testers may be able to get the same feature by installing the previous 18.104.22.168 beta version.|
|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 days.|
|Thanks:||kingcyrious, FastenM, UnluckyTester, and Saadh Jawwadh, for testing and reporting!|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 22.214.171.124: what’s new? WhatsApp is widely rolling out a message reaction feature for community announcement groups!|
FORWARD TO A NEW GROUP
A few hours ago, the WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 update has been released on the Google Play Store. While the update allows more users to experiment with enhancements to the interface that involve the Material Design 3, and the new layout for the security notifications screen, this new version also introduces a new feature. Specifically, a select group of beta testers may be able to create a new group while forwarding a message:
As you can see in this screenshot, a new “create group” icon may appear within the forwarding screen and it allows users to quickly create a group. After selecting that option, users will be prompted to select some participants to add to the new group. After creating the group, the message will automatically be forwarded to it. To check if this feature is available for your account, you can do a quick test by attempting to forward a message. If you see the new icon on the forwarding screen, that indicates the feature is already enabled for your account.
With the introduction of the “Forward to New Group” option, users get the ability to create a new group while forwarding messages. In our opinion, this new process not only helps users save time but also provides a good opportunity for users to create groups based on specific occasions or when they come across a message that inspires them to connect with certain contacts in a new group.
The feature that allows users to create a new group while forwarding messages 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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