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 22.21.0 (405971259).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is moving the privacy section to the root for some beta testers.


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Privacy section
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp beta for iOS is marked as a compatible update but the feature may be released to some beta testers that installed the previous update as well.
I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why? The feature has been released to some beta testers. In case you don’t have this feature, please wait for the next few updates.
Thanks: SiLent, ismailhnd, Tim, Thales, Elias, kollerpaull, JoeIRivera, and Youssef, for testing and reporting!
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In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we shared the details about some changes for our privacy settings. In fact, WhatsApp has moved privacy settings from the “Account” section to the root on the Android beta app. We already mentioned in the Android changelog that the feature was rolling out to certain beta testers on WhatsApp beta for iOS and we can now confirm that it is now available to more iOS beta users after installing one of the mentioned compatible updates from TestFlight: and beta builds!

As you can see in this screenshot, you can easily reach the privacy section from the main WhatsApp Settings screen. Why is WhatsApp moving this section to the root? Probably, they want to give more priority to privacy features that are really important such as the ability to manage who can see our last seen, profile photo, and who can add us to groups. In addition, some users that install the latest WhatsApp Business beta update from TestFlight may be able to see the same changes to the privacy section.
The changes have been released to some beta testers that install one of the compatible builds and there will be more activations over the coming days.

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