WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to 22.214.171.124. The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is 126.96.36.199 and the TestFlight build is 23.10.0 (474309434).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is releasing a feature to mention groups within the community announcement group, a community entry point, the ability to silence unknown callers, and message editing. These features are available to some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Silence unknown callers – Group mention – Community entry point – Message editing|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 188.8.131.52 is marked as a compatible update, but some lucky beta testers may be able to edit messages and mention groups within their community announcement groups after installing the previous 184.108.40.206 beta update.|
|I have the same version but I don’t have one of these features, why?||These features are available to some beta testers, and they are rolling out to more people over the coming weeks.|
|Thanks:||FastenM, Youssef Salem, IgnacioAF, SiLent, Javi Ramos, Spencer, Thales, DeathBase, Ritesh Nahar, Haider Nawaz Janjua, siddy, pablolopez11_, mateusmarquezini, Colin 524, IgnacioAF, and Davide Prioreschi, for testing and reporting.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Android 220.127.116.11: what’s new? WhatsApp is working on a feature to introduce channels!|
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A little while ago, the WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.168 update was released to beta testers through the TestFlight app. After installing the new beta version, we noticed that the update included a lot of new features, and each of them is available to certain beta testers. Some of these features have already been released with the recent updates of WhatsApp beta for Android and to the users that joined the beta program of WhatsApp Web. Finally, we can confirm that these features are now available to some beta testers on the iOS app as well:
As you can see in this screenshot, there are four new features released to some beta testers. Let’s see how they work:
- Silence unknown callers: WhatsApp is finally offering users a new privacy feature that will allow them to have more control over the calls they receive by silencing unknown callers. It’s possible to enable this feature within WhatsApp Settings > Privacy > Calls. In our opinion, this is a great tool that will also help users limit spam calls. This feature is also available on Android with the WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 update.
- Group mentions: community admins can now mention groups that belong to the community within the community announcement group, in order to highlight them even more when sending a message to community members. WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 also supports this feature.
- Community entry point: a new button is placed within the header of community announcement groups, allowing anyone to open one of the groups linked to the community directly within the community announcement group. In addition, the creator of the community can quickly create a group from the menu that appears by tapping that button. This shortcut was widely rolling out to users after installing the WhatsApp beta for Android 188.8.131.52 update.
- Editing messages: Some users can finally edit their text messages within 15 minutes of sending them. This limit has been set to maintain the integrity of the conversation so that messages cannot be modified in the long term, as the message editing feature is only intended to correct any typing errors. In addition, we can confirm that it is possible to edit a message an unlimited number of times, but you cannot edit a message sent from a different device. Further improvements for this feature are planned for a future update of the app. In the end, this feature was also released to some beta testers after installing the WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 update.
The features to mention groups within the community announcement group, the community entry point, the ability to silence unknown callers, and message editing, are available to some beta testers that install the latest version of WhatsApp beta for iOS from the TestFlight app, and they are rolling out to even more people over the coming weeks.
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