WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the TestFlight beta Program, bringing the version up to 184.108.40.206. The version marked within WhatsApp Settings is 220.127.116.11 and the TestFlight build is 23.9.0 (471468727).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is releasing a privacy checkup feature to review privacy settings, and it is available to some beta testers!
|Name of the feature?||Privacy checkup|
|Compatibility?||WhatsApp beta for iOS 18.104.22.168 is marked as a compatible update, but some users may be able to get this feature after installing the previous 22.214.171.124 update.|
|I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why?||This feature is available to some beta testers, and it is rolling out to more people over the coming weeks.|
|Thanks:||Spencer, for testing and reporting.|
|Previous news?||WhatsApp beta for Windows gets a wallpaper feature to customize chats!|
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In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 update, we shared information about a new feature available to some beta testers: a privacy checkup feature. Thanks to the privacy checkup feature, users can get an overview of their account privacy settings to quickly review them. After installing the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS 188.8.131.52 update from the TestFlight app, some beta testers may be able to see a new banner right within their privacy settings:
As you can see in this screenshot, if the privacy checkup banner is visible, the feature is enabled for your account. As explained in our previous article about WhatsApp beta for Android, this section provides users with a detailed overview and they can manage different settings. In particular, it is possible to choose who can add you to groups and manage your blocked contacts. You can also control your personal info by choosing who can see your information on WhatsApp, for example, your profile photo, last seen and online, and your about text. In addition, you can enable disappearing messages and end-to-end encrypted backups to enable an additional layer of privacy and security for your account.
In case this feature is not available for your account even after updating to a compatible update, note that you’re still in control over your privacy settings by visiting WhatsApp Settings > Privacy. The privacy checkup feature is an additional tool to quickly review your privacy settings, but you can obviously review them manually.
The privacy checkup feature is available to some beta testers that install 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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