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? This is a bug fix update that addresses an issue with the splash screen!


Common questions Answers
Changelog about? Splash screen bug
Status? Fixed
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for Android is marked as a compatible update.
I’ve installed this update but I still experience the same bug. Why? Be sure to install the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update from the Play Store as the bug is fixed in this build. If you’re still experiencing the same bug, probably you’re using a previous version of the app.
Thanks: kingcyrious and IsaacAndHisIsaac, for testing and reporting!
Previous news? WhatsApp news of the week: animated emojis and channels on iOS!

In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we announced that WhatsApp is working on a redesigned keyboard to offer a better user experience, planned to be released in a future update. In addition, the update seems to no longer be compatible with Android versions lower than 5.0. Unfortunately, the WhatsApp beta for Android update also introduced an issue with the splash screen of the app, and it seems that the problem was widespread:

This is a screenshot from the previous update and you can see that the logo may unexpectedly appear larger than normal. A lot of users believe this was a new WhatsApp logo but it is simply a bug, and we do not know the reason why the logo appeared in a different way. We also reported this issue in the previous article on this website and fortunately, the WhatsApp beta for Android update is now available on the Play Store: we can confirm this is a bug-fix update that addresses the mentioned issue, so the WhatsApp logo now appears correctly within the splash screen of the app.

The fix is rolling out after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for Android update from the Google Play Store, so be sure to update to this build in order to use a version of WhatsApp without this bug.

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