WHATSAPP is testing new features in the app – and you can try some of them right now.
There are a lot of changes coming to WhatsApp, all of which leaked ahead of the general release.
Most of these new features are available in beta – the test version of the app.
Scroll to the bottom of this article to learn how to get involved.
The beta app is where WhatsApp test new features first – to make sure they work properly.
Only after beta testing will new features be included in the WhatsApp app in general.
Features revealed by WhatsApp executives at WABetaInfo, a website that regularly leaks new updates to the app.
A new feature in the WhatsApp Desktop beta app are new colors for chat bubbles when you are using the dark theme.
WhatsApp is also testing a new feature on iOS beta to enable and disable message reactions – another new feature coming soon.
You can find this setting in Settings > Notifications.
On WhatsApp beta for iOS, there is a new global voice notes player.
That allows you to continue listening to voice notes even when you switch to another conversation.
The feature is also expected to come to Android soon.
It’s available in beta for iOS – but only select users can use it.
WhatsApp has added advanced search filters for WhatsApp Business beta users on Android and iOS.
That allows you to filter your chats and messages using special search filters, including contacts, non-contacts, and unread.
There are some other features in the test that are not available to try.
These features have been previewed but are not yet available in beta.
One is a drawing editor update for WhatsApp on Android.
You will have new pencils that will allow you to scribble on your WhatsApp images.
There are two new pencils, bringing the total to three.
WhatsApp is also developing a feature that can blur images – for both iOS and Android.
How to download beta version of WhatsApp
To download WhatsApp beta for your smartphone, you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.
Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.
Click the “I Join” button and then click “Join” to confirm.
Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.
Joining WhatsApp beta on iPhone is more difficult and storage is limited.
Follow Apple’s instructions here.
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