WhatsApp beta for iOS 2.20.20.17: what’s new?

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WhatsApp has recently submitted a new update through the TestFlight Beta Program, bringing the version up to 2.20.20.17, the update for the new year!
I always recommend to back up your chat history before updating to the new beta: if there is something wrong with the update, your messages are safe on iCloud and you can downgrade to the precedent version from TestFlight or App Store.
Let’s find out together what is new ..

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IMPORTANT NOTICE
  • All features and changes listed in this article will be available in the next version on the App Store, the 2.20.20 official update (except for the Dark Theme, that’s under development). Some of these changes might be already implemented for the next WhatsApp Business beta version.
  • If you want to join the WhatsApp Messenger beta program on TestFlight, you can consider to join my Discord Server, in order to receive push notifications when a beta access is available (if the beta program is currently closed), or check out my TestFlight page every day.
  • If you are curious to join other beta programs (including WhatsApp Business), you can visit my TestFlight page: a great collection of a lot of beta links.
WhatsApp Messenger (2.20.61.3)LAST SLOT AVAILABILITY
381 days, 15 hours, 56 minutes and 1 second ago
BETA PROGRAM CLOSED

The beta program is currently closed.
Check out TestFlight or Twitter daily to discover new availabilities.

DARK SPLASH SCREEN

WhatsApp has implemented a Dark Splash Screen in the 2.20.20.17 beta update, that’s already enabled by default:

WhatsApp beta for iOS is also compatible to receive the activation of the Dark Theme from the server: it’s really getting closer!
Stay tuned to discover when WhatsApp is rolling out the Dark Theme!

IOS 13 FEATURES

Some iOS 13 features might be available again for some users.

DARK BUBBLES BUG

A bug might show dark bubbles. A similar issue existed in the Android version too.

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ICONS UPDATED

WhatsApp has updated the Forward icon design:

The Group and Profile icons were updated too, supporting dark colors:

WhatsApp tab bar icons got an update (thanks Lucas for reporting):

WhatsApp chat bar icons got an update:

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Let us know on Twitter if you like these features and read our next announcements on our Telegram Channel!
WABetaInfo has a Discord Server about WhatsApp, where you can chat, give advice, ask help to other participants and read my announcements!

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