Millions of WhatsApp users get a huge free upgrade – your app will never be the same

DETAILS of eight secret WhatsApp updates have been revealed online – and they will change your app forever.

The app is constantly updated with new features, and several exciting tweaks are on the way.

An upcoming update will allow texts to be searched by date


An upcoming update will allow texts to be searched by datePhoto credit: WhatsApp / WABetaInfo

Whatsapp usually tests its updates in a “beta” app first.

That means we often hear about new features before they make it to the live version of WhatsApp.

That’s usually thanks WABetaInfoa dedicated blog dedicated to the beta to uncover its secrets.

This time, WhatsApp adds a new picture-in-picture mode for video calls, as well as a handy search function.

WhatsApp changes revealed

Here are some of the biggest updates to the maps…

  • WhatsApp is preparing to announce WhatsApp for tablets
  • WhatsApp allows you to add Android phones as companion devices
  • A new picture-in-picture mode for video calls on iOS
  • The ability to search for messages by date on iOS
  • A new update to the App Store that allows you to share images, videos, GIFs, and documents with a caption
  • In chat bubbles on Android, the name has priority over the phone number
  • An additional shortcut to disappearing messages on Android
  • A future update with 21 new emojis on Android

Unfortunately, we can’t say exactly when all of these features will land in the live version of WhatsApp.

If you want to try WhatsApp features before everyone else, follow our guide to joining the beta below.

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.

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

Follow Apple’s instructions here.

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