Today WhatsApp has released a new update on the AppStore, bringing the version number up to 2.18.30.
The official changelog on AppStore reports the availability of time and location stickers only, but this update includes some other new features currently under develoment and improvements.
• WhatsApp has finally enabled the time and location stickers. Tap the smiley icon when editing a photo, video or GIF!
We’ve talked about it in an old article.
• Rewritten some codes for the UI of the Calls.
• Rewritten some codes for managing notifications.
• Added important improvements to repair corrupted videos.
• Improvements to increment the count on the of the missed calls badge.
• Small UI improvements for payment bubbles.
Here you will find a list of features that are not available yet.
WhatsApp is started to work on these features in this update, and they will be enabled in next releases.
• We have talked about new methods to prevent spam, but they have deleted everything about this method in the 2.18.20 release.
In this 2.18.30 update, WhatsApp has modified the behavior of the feature (as already announced in the Android 2.18.67 changelog), that will show on the bubble a Forwarded message string, if the message has been forwarded from another chat (or from the same chat):
• We have published a detailed article about the General Data Protection Regulation in Android, that will provide an option to download own data from WhatsApp servers.
The option has been added in iOS as well, and it will be available in your Account Settings in next releases under the name of “Download My Information”:
• WhatsApp is started to work on Group Voice Calls on iOS, and a new button will be visible next to the “WhatsApp Voice Call” text.
Pressing that button, WhatsApp will open the section where you can select some contacts to add in the Group Voice Call.
• When a new participant joins the group using a group invite link (or an admin adds him), the new participant will see a pinned box, where it will be visible the description of the group.
The pinned description will automatically disappear once the user leaves the chat and it won’t appear again.
The Group Description feature (including the Pinned Description) will be available very soon.
This changelog has been written by @WABetaInfo.
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• WhatsApp Stickers Packs Store for Android.
• WhatsApp uses automatic processes to verify businesses.
• WhatsApp is testing a demote feature for groups on iOS and Android.