WhatsApp Messenger beta for iOS 2.20.60.27: what’s new?

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

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IMPORTANT NOTICE
  • The Password Backups feature isn’t actually available. This feature is under development and it will be available in a future update.
  • The update also implements some general bug fixes that will be available in the next App Store update, the 2.20.60 version.
  • If you see something new not mentioned in this article, please report to WABetaInfo.
WhatsApp Messenger (2.20.120.17)LAST SLOT AVAILABILITY
522 days, 19 hours, 25 minutes and 36 seconds ago
BETA PROGRAM CLOSED

The beta program is currently closed.
Check out TestFlight or Twitter daily to discover new availabilities.

PASSWORD BACKUPS

In the WhatsApp beta for Android 2.20.73 update, we have announced that WhatsApp was working on a new feature that allows to protect your backup on Google Drive.
The feature is under development and today we are happy to announce that WhatsApp is working on the same feature for the iOS platform too!
Obviously the feature is under development here too, but we’re able to show a preview!

WhatsApp explains that this feature was development to prevent any attempt to get unauthorized access to your iCloud Drive backup (probably in response to those people claiming that WhatsApp could read your messages from the backup). The protection works encrypting the backup using a password (case sensitive) that will be needed every time you reinstall WhatsApp, restoring from the backup. WhatsApp will ask to enter your phone number to confirm the operation.
The feature is under development and it will be available in future.

MESSENGER ROOMS SHORTCUT

In the WhatsApp beta for Android 2.20.139 update, we have discovered that WhatsApp was going to introduce some shortcuts for Messenger Rooms, 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. In the previous iOS beta update, the 2.20.52.6 version, WhatsApp has released Messenger Rooms for some users in certain countries.
The new 2.20.60.27 iOS beta update helps to enable the feature for more users, but the location still seems the key factor to get the activation.

More activations will be following in a near future for more users and countries.

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