If you didn’t have time to read our stories posted this week about the recent updates of WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, and Desktop, this is the right time to do it thanks to our summary. We announced 11 features and the best news of the week is about WhatsApp Communities, available to some users on WhatsApp beta for Android!
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|I’ve installed the most recent update of WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, and Desktop but some of these features are not enabled. Why?||Some features may be under development so they are not available to beta testers, or they are rolled out to some users. In both cases, you need to wait for a future update. Read more to discover further details.|
|News of last week?||WhatsApp news of the week: status updates and undo feature|
|Previous article?||WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206: what’s new? This is a bug fix update that addresses an issue when searching for GIFs|
- WhatsApp is finally releasing to group admins the ability to delete messages sent from other participants to some iOS beta testers. In addition, WhatsApp is also launching a small test by releasing the same feature to some people on the latest official update on the App Store.
- After installing the WhatsApp beta for iOS 220.127.116.11 update, some beta testers are now able to see a reaction preview when the latest event in a conversation is a reaction.
- A new update is available on the App Store and its changelog mentions the ability to securely move the chat history from Android to iOS so the news is more official than before.
- Some beta testers on Android are now able to change the app language thanks to a new option available within WhatsApp Settings, after updating to the WhatsApp beta for Android 18.104.22.168 update.
- WhatsApp is unexpectedly releasing the ability to create communities to some lucky beta testers after installing the WhatsApp beta for Android 22.214.171.124 update. It is possible to add up to 10 groups before creating the community and up to 50 groups after its creation. For more information about communities, check the changelog of the mentioned update. This is the best news of the week, for obvious reasons:
- Since WhatsApp is replacing the camera tab with the communities tab, the company is working on a solution to introduce the camera tab again by adding a new button. This feature is under development and it will be available in a future update of the Android app.
- WhatsApp is finally working on hiding the online status for a future update of WhatsApp Desktop beta.
- WhatsApp is working on showing profile pictures within group chats in a future update of WhatsApp beta for iOS.
- After installing the WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 update, some users noticed that WhatsApp has introduced an archive header to inform people about the current configuration of their chat archive.
- The new archive header also shows up after installing the WhatsApp beta for iOS 188.8.131.52 update.
- WhatsApp is releasing a bug fix update that addresses an issue when sending GIFs on Android. Be sure to install the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 184.108.40.206 update to get the fix.
Stay tuned for more WhatsApp news and updates coming next week!
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