WhatsApp Messenger beta for iOS 2.20.52.6: what’s new?

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After releasing the Dark Theme, WhatsApp is continuing to work on new features to improve the app.
Continue to read the article to discover all the details about the update..

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IMPORTANT NOTICE
  • The Messenger Rooms Shortcuts feature is available in the 2.20.52.6 for specific countries and users.
  • The update also implements some general bug fixes, that will be also included in the public version, the 2.20.52 update coming within the next week.
WhatsApp Messenger (2.20.130.22)LAST SLOT AVAILABILITY
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MESSENGER ROOMS SHORTCUT

In the WhatsApp beta for Android 2.20.163 update, we have discovered that WhatsApp was starting to roll out Messenger Rooms Shortcuts for some Android users. It’s a new Facebook service that offers the possibility to create rooms where you can invite people (using an invite link) to join your video call, even if they don’t have a Facebook account.
WhatsApp has decided to add the feature for some iOS users too in the 2.20.52.6 update, after the global roll out of Messenger Rooms from Facebook:

The first shortcut is available in the attachment picker in the chat, where the Camera action was removed (you can still use the camera widget in the chat bar):

After tapping the Rooms shortcut, WhatsApp will present an alert to introduce the feature:

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If you choose to continue, WhatsApp will ask if you want to open Messenger:

WhatsApp also offers a separate Rooms shortcut when you want to call a contact:

We want to clarify again that this feature is available for specific countries and users. Recent reports indicated that the feature was available in the USA, Ghana, Srilanka, Dominican Republic, México. More activations will be following soon.

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