CALLING all WhatsApp users: There are some important changes in the works.
Details of seven new WhatsApp changes have been revealed – and they will change the app forever.
WhatsApp is constantly working on new features, building them and testing them in the beta app.
And then the techies WABetaInfo Dive into the app to know exactly what’s going on.
It has now detailed seven major changes that are already “in development”, tested or rolling out globally.
This includes a Communities tab – which lets you create groups of groups – as well as the ability to edit texts you’ve already sent.
WhatsApp features under development
Here are some of the biggest updates:
- 1. Windows app redesign with an app sidebar to quickly reach chats, status updates, settings and profiles
- 2. New Communities tab for creating groups of group chats
- 3. The ability to edit text messages within 15 minutes of sending them
- 4. The ability to respond to status updates
- 5. Up to four different reactions can appear on chat bubbles
- 6. Link to captions when sharing status updates
- 7. New features for WhatsApp Business (including reordering collections)
Unfortunately, some of these features might not make it to the app until months later.
So if you want to try the latest WhatsApp features first, follow our guide below to join the beta.
How to get WhatsApp beta
To download WhatsApp Beta for your smartphone, you need to go to Google Play on your smartphone 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 is more difficult and has a limited capacity.
Follow Apple’s instructions here.
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