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 23.3.0 (443756138).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is releasing longer group subjects and descriptions, making it easier to better describe groups.
|Name of the feature?||Longer group information|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 188.8.131.52 is marked as a compatible update, but the same feature may also be available on some previous updates.|
|I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why?||As happened on WhatsApp beta for Android, this feature may appear in your WhatsApp account over the coming 24 hours.|
|Thanks:||Lukkkas, IsaacAndHisIsaac, Matheus, Youssef Salem, and Qasim Ibn Zafar, for testing and reporting the fix.|
|How to join your community on WhatsApp?||WABetaInfo Community|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp for iOS 23.2.75: what’s new? WhatsApp is widely rolling out the ability to create an avatar for everyone!|
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In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 update, we announced that WhatsApp was introducing some changes for the group subject and description. In particular, WhatsApp was making them longer in order to let people choose longer group information. The feature has been released on WhatsApp for Android and it is reaching some iOS beta testers after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 220.127.116.11 update from the TestFlight app today:
As you can see in this screenshot, it is now possible to choose a longer group description as it can reach up to 2048 characters (the previous limit was set to 512 characters) and it is really useful for group admins so they can save additional information for describing their groups. But this is not the only change discovered in the update: as happened on WhatsApp beta for Android, WhatsApp is also introducing changes for the group subject on iOS, which can now accept up to 100 characters.
Note that the changes may also reach users on a previous release of the app, even when using the App Store build. In addition, WhatsApp is finally introducing a fix for the feature that allows users to delete a message for everyone: it is possible to delete a message for everyone for over 2 days again, and the same fix is also available on the official WhatsApp for iOS 23.2.75 update released on the App Store.
The ability to choose a longer group subject and description is available for all users after installing the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS update from the TestFlight app and it’s rolling out to even more users over the coming 24 hours.
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