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 releasing minor improvements for reactions by bringing haptic feedback, for some beta testers!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Haptic feedback
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for Android is marked as a compatible update, but some users may be able to get the same feature after installing the update.
I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why? This feature has been released to some beta testers. In case you don’t have this feature, please wait for a future update.
Thanks: Saadh Jawwadh and Technical MJ TV, for testing and reporting!
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Previous news? WhatsApp native beta for macOS is now available for download

In June 2022, WhatsApp released a new version of message reactions. Thanks to this feature, it is now possible to react to messages by using any emoji and skin tones. In order to improve reactions, WhatsApp keeps working on new improvements by introducing a reaction preview feature within the chat list and the ability to see an additional emoji within the message bubble. Thanks to the recent version of WhatsApp beta for Android, we discovered that WhatsApp is also adding haptic feedback when reacting to messages:

For obvious reasons, we are unable to capture a screenshot of the haptic feedback, but you can understand that it happens when reacting to a message. We think this minor feature may be useful in order to make reactions more interactive: in our opinion, it really gives a more tactile experience. In addition, the haptic feedback lets people know that their tap has properly been registered and it can help users with visual impairments to understand when they have successfully reacted to a message.

The haptic feedback for reactions is available for some lucky beta testers after installing the latest beta from the Google Play Store, and it is rolling out to even more users over the coming days.

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