Alerting BILLIONS of WhatsApp users – eight big changes coming soon

WHATSAPP is working on eight major changes to the app – including a major tweak to voice notes.

If you are a regular WhatsApp user, you surely want to be aware of the latest updates.

A change allows group admins to delete messages for everyone


A change allows group admins to delete messages for everyonePhoto credit: WhatsApp / WABetaInfo

Whatsapp regularly adds new features, but they are tested first in the “Beta” app.

You can participate for free and you will receive hints about what to expect.

The sleuths at WABetaInfo have taken this app down to reveal some big changes that are coming.

Some of them are now available to try in beta, while others are still “in development”.

WhatsApp is changing in development

Here are the eight changes…

  • WhatsApp adds waveforms for voice notes
  • A new footer explaining encryption to chatters
  • A rich preview when sharing links to text status updates
  • Admin wipe that allows group leaders to remove messages for everyone
  • An official WhatsApp chat to announce features, tips and tricks
  • Fast reactions to whatsapp status
  • A reaction preview in the chat list when receiving reactions
  • A fix for the catch up button on WhatsApp for Android

If you want to try all the latest WhatsApp features first, follow our guide below.

How to get WhatsApp beta

To download WhatsApp Beta for your smartphone you have to go Google Play on yours Android and search for whatsapp.

Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.

Tap the “I’m in” button, then tap “Join” to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

Join the WhatsApp beta iOS to the iPhone is more difficult and has a limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s instructions here.

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