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 a new notification within the app settings to assist users in creating a new group chat, and it is available to some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Group chat – notification|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 is marked as a compatible update, but some users may be able to get the same feature by installing the previous update.|
|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:||Swakshan, shw_9876, Muhammad Hammad, and Technical MJ TV, for testing and reporting!|
|Previous news?||Mark Zuckerberg announced a new feature that will bring AI-powered chats to WhatsApp!|
GROUP CHAT – NOTIFICATION
In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 update, we announced that WhatsApp was releasing a new interface for the app settings to some beta testers. The new interface features three shortcuts to quickly open our privacy settings, the contacts list, and our profile, making it easier for users to reach these sections. Although the rollout of this new app settings interface remains limited to specific users, we discovered that WhatsApp is rolling out a helpful tip accessible from within this screen:
As you can see in this screenshot, the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11 update, which is available on the Google Play Store, introduces a new notification within the app settings to some beta testers. With this notice, WhatsApp wants to inform users that they can create a new group by selecting the floating action button within the chats tab. The ability to create groups was previously available within the overflow menu, but this menu was removed with the release of the new interface.
We consider this notification to be highly beneficial for those users experiencing difficulties in creating a new group following the update that introduces the new interface. Users are inclined to navigate through the app settings to search for the group creation option, as the new profile tab has replaced the overflow menu. Within this section, they will discover a useful tip prompting them to create a group by redirecting them to the floating action button, reducing confusion and making it clearer for users to initiate the group creation process.
The new notification to create group chats within the app settings is available to some beta testers who 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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