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 23.9.0 (472124878).
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is working on community tabs within the chat list, available in a future update of the app!


Common questions Answers
Name of the feature? Community tabs
Status? Under development
Availability? WhatsApp is working on bringing community tabs within the chat list to a future update of the app.
I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why? This feature is under development so it is not available to beta testers, but you can read this article to discover a preview.
Previous news? WhatsApp is releasing experimental feature to allow users to join the beta program of the web client
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The beta program is closed.
Check out TestFlight or Twitter to discover when it's available.


In the article about the WhatsApp beta for Android update, we announced a new feature available to some beta testers: a community navigation feature. With this feature, WhatsApp provides users with a new organization system to offer a better way to navigate through their groups within the chat list. This feature is apparently unavailable on the iOS app but, thanks to the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS update released on the TestFlight app, we discovered that a similar feature to better navigate through your communities is in development:

As you can see in this screenshot, WhatsApp plans to bring a new toolbar at the top of your chat list in the future, where all your communities and the ones you joined are visible. Thanks to this feature, all your groups will be listed under their respective communities when selecting a tab. In our opinion, this is another feature developed to provide users with a better way to view a list of their groups as all groups that belong to a community will be filtered in the chat list when its parent community tab is selected.

With this feature, a blue badge appears over the community icon when you get a message from a certain group linked to a community so it will be easier for you to have more control over messages received from communities. In addition, note that this feature is limited to groups linked to a community so the groups that do not belong to a community won’t be visible within the new toolbar.

The feature regarding community tabs is under development and it will be released in a future update of the app. As always, we’re going to publish a new article when we have further details about this feature to share with you.

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