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Hello guys and welcome to the Sammy Fans‘ dedicated WhatsApp (Beta) update hub. Here you can find the latest information on every WhatsApp Messenger (Stable & Beta) update. We will put all the features that are under development and arriving on the Android Beta channel along with version numbers.

Usually, WhatsApp releases a number of new updates on Android and iOS Beta channels in a single month in which most of the updates are covered by a dedicated blog called WABetaInfo.com. All the upcoming features come first to WhatsApp Beta testers through Google Play Store and we’ll cover them all.

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April 18, 2022:

WhatsApp is working to add a new feature that let users hide their last seen for a particular contact. Now you can hide a specific contact or ap person on WhatsApp for both Android and iOS devices. Currently, this feature is available for bets testers and soon its stable version will be released for another user.

April 12, 2022

WhatsApp beta for Android comes up with the new communities tab, placed just right after ‘Chats’ on the top of the menu, you can see it in the screenshot mentioned by the WABbetaInfo. You can identify this beta build via the 2.22.9.10 version number, and soon the company will release its stable version.

April 11, 2022

WhatsApp is working to deliver a new feature that let users share their profile interface, but the feature is currently under development and soon release via a stable update. The latest WhatsApp beta for Android can be identified through build number – 2.22.9.8. Below you can check the screenshot shared by WABetaInfo.

 

April 08, 2022

As per the info, WhatsApp is testing a new feature for Android users to prevent certain disappearing messages to expire in a future update of the app. As you can see from the screenshot shared by WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is now automatically turning off the option “media visibility” for disappearing chats. This is to provide better privacy when using lost messages and to preserve personal information in lost conversations.

  • Build beta: WhatsApp Beta 2.22.4.14

April 06, 2022

In a recent development, WhatsApp is working on a messages reaction feature for Android beta v2.22.9.4. As per the WABetaInfo, after grabbing this beta update users will react to messages on their WhatsApp account, you need to long-press messages, and a reaction bar shows up with 6 different emojis including Like, Love, Laugh, Suprised, Sad, and Thank You.

April 02, 2022

The latest WhatsApp Beta for Android v2.22.8.11 brings a new interface for the camera. Meanwhile, the feature is under development that allows new camera interfaces, in recent development WhatsApp is starting a test by releasing these new features.

Below you can check the Screenshot via WABetInfo, the new interface for the WhatsApp camera. The company will soon release its stable version for users.

whatsapp new camera interface

 

April 01, 2022

As per the info, WhatsApp is working to limit the forwarded messages to more than one group chat at a time. WhatsApp now introduces new restrictions when forwarding messages to other ground chats on WhatsApp beta for Android. New restrictions have already been rolled out for some Android beta testers and will soon release it stable update for other users.

  • Beta Build: WhatsApp Beta 2.22.7.2

December 08, 2021

According to the latest information, WhatsApp released a new Beta update for Android phones, which hints the messenger app is preparing to add the possibility to create a community in a future update. The community will help group admins to manage all linked groups better, and there is an advantage for group participants too.

  • Beta Build: WhatsApp Beta 2.21.25.17

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October 30, 2021

The latest WhatsApp Beta for Android v2.21.22.17 brings news about future plans for Payments using Novi, a Digital Wallet with no fees, to send and receive money securely and instantly. Read more

October 14, 2021

WABetaInfo revealed that WhatsApp is working to support skin tone combinations for couples emoji. However, this feature is under development, so it’s not ready now, and it will be released in a future update on WhatsApp beta for Android.

October 10, 2021: WhatsApp starts releasing encrypted backups for Android Beta testers. Read more

October 2, 2021: WhatsApp adds new beta label to identify beta builds within WhatsApp Settings. Read more

September 28, 2021: WhatsApp reportedly working on multi-device support with various new improvements. Read more

September 27, 2021: WhatsApp reportedly working on cashback feature to reward users for making payments. Read more

September 21, 2021: After iOS, WhatsApp Beta enables Message Reporting for Android. Read more

July 18, 2021: WhatsApp has finally started rolling out an important feature that makes it possible to encrypt your backups. It comes with the latest WhatsApp Beta v2.21.15.5. Users will have to choose a password that will be used to encrypt their future backups.

The chosen password will always be needed to insert when the user restores a backup, otherwise, you won’t be able to restore your chat history. It’s noteworthy that this password is private and it’s not shared with WhatsApp, Facebook, Google, or Apple.

July 16, 2021: WhatsApp will soon announce the Business Directory program that’s requirements are:

      • Use the most recent WhatsApp update available on the Play Store and App Store, when the feature will be available publicly.
      • You should include all the details about your business in your Business Profile.
      • Set the privacy setting to “everyone” for “Profile Picture”.
      • Have a business license. More details will be provided from WhatsApp when the Business Directory will be available.
      • If you meet the requirements, you will be able to apply for free to join the Business Directory, in WhatsApp Business Tools Settings.
    • WhatsApp Beta v2.21.15.4 – Download Link

July 15, 2021: WhatsApp has finally started to roll out multi-device features for specific beta testers on WhatsApp beta for Android and iOS.

    • In order to check the availability of the multi-device function of your device, just open WhatsApp Web/Desktop Settings from your Samsung Galaxy device.
    • If the feature is enabled for your WhatsApp account, you can see a new row called “Multi-device beta”.
    • WhatsApp Beta v2.21.15.3 – Download Link

Things you need to know when using multi-device beta:
  • When you join multi-device beta, all your previous sessions will be removed and you need to link your devices again. Probably WhatsApp will ask to connect your phone to WhatsApp Web or WhatsApp Desktop twice when you join the multi-device beta the first time. This is to ensure the transition to multi-device.
  • Linked devices are automatically logged out from your WhatsApp account after 14 days of inactivity on your phone, due to security reasons. So you need to use your phone at least once every 14 days.
  • Some features are not supported yet, because it’s a beta version, like the possibility to view live locations on linked devices, pinned chats don’t show up immediately but you need to manually search for them the first time and, if you use WhatsApp Business, your business name and labels cannot be edited from WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop. These small issues will be fixed in a future update.

July 14, 2021: WhatsApp beta for Android comes with a new user interface similar to Apple’s FaceTime and Ring buttons. However, the same feature was previously rolled out for WhatsApp for iOS, which brings some improvements.

July 13, 2021: Whatsapp is working on an “in-app tool” to review bans that a lot of reliable users are often banned on WhatsApp because their accounts are wrongly flagged from their automated systems.

July 10, 2021: A couple of days ago, it’s reported that WhatsApp is working to implement new real-time voice waveforms while recording voice messages. We now have a screenshot of the UI of this upcoming feature that you can see below. When the user taps the stop button, he will be able to listen to the voice message before sending it.

July 08, 2021: WhatsApp just released a new update with version number 2.21.14.16 on the Android Beta channel. It reveals the messenger is working on image quality settings, so you will be able to send images using the best quality available. The expected image quality settings could include:

      • Auto (recommended): WhatsApp detects what is the best compression algorithm for specific images.
      • Best quality: WhatsApp will send the image using the best quality available!
      • Data saver: compression is enabled when Data saver is enabled in your Android settings.
    • WhatsApp Beta v2.21.14.16 – Download Link

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WhatsApp introduces transfer ownership and media viewing features for community groups

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WhatsApp is working on new features to enhance its community group chat functionality. The feature for better Media organization is currently in development and spotted in the WhatsApp beta version 2.24.11.20 for Android.

The new feature will allow users to view all media, such as photos and videos, shared within their community groups. It will improve the organization of shared content and make it easier for users to find specific media items.

For community moderators, this new feature will be mainly useful. It will provide a quick way to overview all shared media to ensure that content aligns with the community’s standards.

Inactive members will also find it beneficial, as it allows them to stay updated by accessing shared media without having to scroll through numerous messages.

Whatsapp community features

In addition to this media feature, WhatsApp is also developing a ‘transfer ownership’ function, which was noted in the previous beta update. This will give community admins the ability to hand over their admin duties to another member.

Whatsapp community features

These features will improve the user experience, especially for those who engage in community group chats. More information about these features will be provided as they become available.

WhatsApp working on ‘AI Profile Photos’ feature for enhanced privacy

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WhatsApp working on ‘AI Profile Photos’ feature for enhanced privacy

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WhatsApp is developing a new feature called AI profile photos to enhance profile images. This new feature has been spotted with the WhatsApp latest beta update (version 2.24.11.17) available on the Google Play Store.

With this new feature, WhatsApp users will be able to create unique and personalized profile photos using AI. Instead of sharing real photos, users can describe the kind of image they want. The AI then creates a custom profile photo based on that description.

Through this feature, WhatsApp aims to enhance privacy by allowing users to avoid sharing personal pictures, reducing the risk of misuse or unauthorized sharing.

This is also beneficial when users are unsure which photo to use, they can simply provide details, and the AI will create a personalized image. No need to spend time searching for the perfect picture.

WhatsApp AI Profile Photos

AI Profile Photos feature is currently under development and will be available in a future update. Previously, WhatsApp introduced a feature to create and share AI stickers. Users will soon be able to create AI-generated photos for their profile.

WhatsApp Status function will soon allow tagging contacts

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WhatsApp Status function will soon allow tagging contacts

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WhatsApp is preparing a new feature that focuses on user privacy and interaction. The upcoming feature allows users to privately mention or tag contacts within their status updates, ensuring that only the mentioned individuals receive notifications.

The private status tagging feature is currently under development and spotted in the latest WhatsApp beta update (v2.24.11.15) available through the Google Play Beta Program.

According to information via WABetaInfo, WhatsApp users will be able to mention specific contacts in their status updates. It also introduces a new notification interface that alerts users when they are mentioned, without revealing these mentions to anyone else viewing the status.

The addition of this feature is expected to improve how users share information via status updates. The privacy aspect is particularly noteworthy as the feature assures users that their mentions are confidential and not displayed publicly within the status screen.

The feature is set to be released in a future update, and further details will be provided as they become available. Previously, this feature was announced with WhatsApp Beta for Android v2.24.9.16.

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