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 working on new text formatting tools for messaging, and this feature will be available in a future update of the app!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? New text formatting tools
Status? Under development
Availability? WhatsApp is working on bringing new text formatting tools for messaging to a future update of the app.
I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why? This feature is under development so it’s not ready for beta testers, but you can discover a preview in this article.
Special thanks: Sc, for collaborating, testing, and reporting.
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Two months ago, we posted an article regarding a new feature in development on WhatsApp Web: the ability to send messages using new formatting tools. Thanks to this feature, users can further personalize their messages as they will support innovative formatting options that highlight their expression. This feature is still under development on WhatsApp Web but, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update, which is available on the Google Play Store, we discovered that WhatsApp is also working on introducing new text formatting tools for messaging to a future update of the Android app!

As you can see in this screenshot, WhatsApp is also working on introducing new formatting options to the Android app. Although the screenshot already provides precise details about the upcoming text formatting tools and how to use them, we also want to offer further information regarding their usage:

  1. Code block: it’s designed to enhance the convenience of sharing and reading lines of code within WhatsApp. It’s usually used by software engineers and programmers, but users can also apply this tool to highlight a specific portion of the message. The backtick character will be needed to use this formatting tool.
  2. Quote block: it’s used to reply to a specific portion of a message. You will be able to apply this formatting tool by using the character “>”.
  3. Lists: it’s used to organize information in a structured and ordered manner. The text should start with an asterisk, a hyphen, and it also supports numbered lists.

We think that WhatsApp is actively exploring new text formatting tools in order to enhance the user experience when sharing messages. Their efforts are designed to provide users with better and easier ways to format their messages in different situations, making WhatsApp definitely more efficient for communicating, whether it’s for casual chats or professional discussions.

New text formatting tools for messaging are under development and they will be available in a future update of the app. As always, we are going to publish a new article when we have further information to share with you.

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