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 the ability to filter the app settings by introducing a search feature, available for some beta testers!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Search for settings
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for Android is marked as a compatible update, but some beta testers may be able to get the same feature after installing the previous update.
I’ve installed this update but I don’t have this feature. Why? This feature is available for some beta testers. In case it is not available for your WhatsApp account, please wait for a future update.
Thanks: Swakshan and Technical MJ TV, for testing and reporting!
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In the article about the WhatsApp beta for iOS update, we announced a new feature released to some beta testers: the ability to filter the app settings by using the search bar. With this feature, it’s easier for the user to search for a specific option. Thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update available on the Google Play Store, some beta testers can now use the same feature on the Android app:

As you can see in this screenshot, the best way to check if the feature is already available for your account is to open the app settings: in case the search icon appears within the action bar, it means you can already start filtering the app settings. This feature definitely helps users navigate through app settings by offering them a new way to find a specific option, eliminating the need to scroll through the entire list: users can easily access the search feature at the top of the settings section and type what they need to search, which prompts the app to display relevant results.

Having a search bar within the app settings offers several benefits, including time and effort savings for users. This feature is especially helpful for users who are unfamiliar with app settings and for those who frequently modify settings. In addition, WhatsApp continues to introduce new settings over time and the search feature makes it easier for users to discover and access these new settings.

The ability to filter the app settings by introducing a search feature is available for some beta testers that install the latest update of WhatsApp beta for Android from the Play Store, and it is rolling out to even more people over the coming days.

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