WhatsApp beta for iOS what’s new?


WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is and the TestFlight build is 22.20.0 (400063061).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is working on announcing new features within a special WhatsApp chat, for a future update!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? WhatsApp Chat
Status? Under development
Availability? WhatsApp is working on the ability to announce new features within a special WhatsApp chat to release in a future update.
I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why? Since this feature is under development it is not ready to be rolled out to beta users, but you can discover a preview in this article.
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In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we published some information about a new feature under development: a special WhatsApp chat. Thanks to this feature, you will be able to receive localized in-app announcements about new features of WhatsApp right within the application. This feature is under development on WhatsApp beta for Android, but we have finally news about WhatsApp beta for iOS today:

As you can see in this screenshot, WhatsApp is working on introducing a special chat where you will be able to receive messages from the company, so you can always stay up to date about new features released to people. But it is not all: WhatsApp is also planning to send some tips and tricks about features and information about privacy and security to improve your experience with the app. As we explained in the changelog about WhatsApp beta for Android, this is a read-only chat and it is also end-to-end encrypted: it means that nobody can intercept messages. You will also be able to mute or block this chat if you don’t want to receive messages from WhatsApp and set it up as a disappearing chat, in the future.

This feature is under development so we do not know when it will be released to beta testers, but we will surely notify our followers when it is ready in case we receive the first message from this special WhatsApp chat.

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