WhatsApp for iOS 23.12.71: what’s new?


WhatsApp has just submitted a new stable update for iOS, available on the App Store: the build number is 23.12.71.
What’s new in this update? WhatsApp is widely rolling out a new community entry point!


Common questions Answers
Changelog about? Community entry point
Status? Rolling out
Compatibility? WhatsApp for iOS 23.12.71 is marked as a compatible update, but some users may be able to get the same feature after installing certain previous versions of the app.
I have the same version but I don’t have this feature, why? This feature is available to some users. Other people may receive it over the coming weeks.
Previous news? WhatsApp beta for Android what’s new? WhatsApp is working on adding official Meta Quest compatibility as a linked device!


In the article about the WhatsApp beta for iOS update, we announced several features for the iOS beta version, including a community entry point. With this feature, WhatsApp is making it easier for users to get a list of all the groups linked to a certain community by visiting the community announcement group. A few days ago, the WhatsApp for iOS 23.12.71 update was released on the App Store. With this update, WhatsApp is widely rolling out the community entry point, although it is not mentioned in the official changelog:

The official changelog for this version still mentions features regarding some previous updates, indicating that they are still in the process of gradual release. However, after installing the new update, a new community entry point shortcut may be available within the community announcement group, allowing users to quickly see a list of all the groups linked to the community. In addition, this shortcut also allows community admins to quickly add a new group to the community without visiting the community info.

If you don’t have this feature, note that some accounts may receive it over the coming weeks, even if this is not indicated in the official changelog. Please stay ahead by regularly updating WhatsApp from the App Store and the TestFlight app to get the feature in the future in case you don’t have it after installing this update.

The new community entry point is available to iOS users that install the latest update of WhatsApp from the App Store. Make sure to install this update to enjoy a better user experience.

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