WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 188.8.131.52.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is rolling out a new menu to switch between audio and video message mode, and it’s available to some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||New audio and video menu|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 is marked as a compatible update, but some users may be able to get the same feature by installing the previous 220.127.116.11 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 users over the coming days.|
|Thanks:||Kingcyrious, Technical MJ TV, Rama, and Muhammad Hammad, for testing and reporting.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp is rolling out a feature to set view once mode to voice notes on iOS and Android beta!|
NEW AUDIO AND VIDEO MENU
In the article about the WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.168 update, we announced a new menu to quickly switch between voice notes and instant video messages. Thanks to this menu, WhatsApp aims to help people prevent unintentional changes regarding the mode used to send the message. After installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 update, which is available on the Google Play Store, we discovered that WhatsApp is rolling out the same menu even on the Android app!
As you can see in this screenshot, some beta testers may experiment with a new menu to choose between voice notes and instant video messages. It’s important to mention that WhatsApp is also removing the toggle to manage instant video messages with the latest update. This means that the feature will always be enabled by default and users can switch to a different mode opening the menu.
The new menu to switch between audio and video message mode is available to some beta testers who install the latest versions of WhatsApp beta for Android from the Google Play Store, and it’s rolling out to more people over the coming days.
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