New WhatsApp update revealed; here is how to use new features

WhatsApp is testing new features for its upcoming update. Know how you can try some of them right now.

| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 23:33 IST
WhatsApp is trialling new updates in the beta mode. (REUTERS)
WhatsApp is trialling new updates in the beta mode. (REUTERS)

WhatsApp is going to introduce a number of new features in its latest update. Before they reach everyone, all these new WhatsApp features are released for testing before their general launch. The new features are tested through WhatsApp beta to make sure they're working right. The new features are added to the general WhatsApp app only after a successful run during the beta testing period.

The features have been revealed by WhatsApp tracker, WABetaInfo. Read on to know about what all features are going to be added in the new WhatsApp update and how you can access them right now.

WhatsApp update

1. WhatsApp is going to introduce new colours for chat bubbles when you're using the dark theme on the desktop.

2. The app is testing a new feature on the iOS beta for enabling and disabling message reactions.You can find this setting under Settings > Notifications.

3. Another new feature is a new global voice note player coming up for WhatsApp beta for iOS. This will allow you to continue listening to voice notes even when you switch to a different chat. This feature is also expected to roll out for Android soon. It's available in the beta for iOS and only selected users can use it.

4. WhatsApp has introduced advanced search filters for people using the WhatsApp Business beta on Android and iOS. It will filter your chats and messages using special search filters, including contacts, non-contacts and unread.

5. There are some more features in testing like drawing editor update and blur images feature for both iOS and Android. But it is not available to try.

New WhatsApp features rolled out for beta app: How to get it

10 Minutes
  • Mobile
  • Smartphone
  • Updated browser
  • Internet
Step 1: Go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.
Step 2: Next, scroll down the page until you see 'Become a Beta Tester'.
Step 3: Tap the 'I'm In' button and then click 'Join' to confirm.
Step 4: Now wait download WhatsApp beta for your smartphone and update to the beta version of the app.
Step 5: Once done, you can check all the new features rolled out for WhatsApp beta.

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First Published Date: 19 Jan, 09:22 IST