WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to 18.104.22.168. The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is 22.214.171.124 and the TestFlight build is 23.7.0 (461436225).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is releasing a full-width messaging interface for community announcement groups, available for some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Full-width messaging interface – community announcement group|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 126.96.36.199 is marked as a compatible update.|
|I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why?||This feature is available for some beta testers. In case it is not available for your account, please wait for a future update.|
|How to join the community on WhatsApp?||WABetaInfo Community|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp is releasing a new text editor experience on Android beta!|
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FULL-WIDTH MESSAGING INTERFACE
After announcing an update for WhatsApp Communities on both WhatsApp for iOS and Android, that brings new features and improvements, WhatsApp is now releasing further changes for communities. In particular, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 188.8.131.52 update available on the TestFlight app, we discovered that WhatsApp is improving the readability of conversations in the community announcement group for some beta testers:
As you can see in this screenshot, the message bubble looks different in the community announcement group. Specifically, message bubbles will occupy the full width of the screen when you open a community announcement group, and the profile icon is now visible within the bubble. Thanks to this update, the readability of messages is definitely increased: with full-width message bubbles, users will be able to read messages easily, as the text will be displayed on a wider line. In addition, since community announcement groups are the only conversations to get this type of interface, they will be easier to distinguish from other chats.
We understand the new interface may look weird, but we think it’s just a matter of getting used to it: after a while, you will surely get used to this new interface. Note that this update will soon be available on WhatsApp beta for Android as well. In addition, a similar tweaked interface is not planned for private and group chat as they aren’t read-only conversations.
The full-width messaging experience within community announcement groups is available to some beta testers after installing the latest version of WhatsApp beta for iOS from the TestFlight app, and it is rolling out to even more people over the coming days.
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