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The dark mode is not there yet but this one of the first elements of it which you can try by yourself right now. If you will turn dark mode on your device, WhatsApp will automatically change the background wallpaper of your chat to dark. This feature is available in WhatsApp beta v2.19.327

This time WhatsApp team took an interesting approach to release just a part of the feature and not full dark mode support as it was with Instagram for example. Does it mean that Instagram has a better codebase that is easier to change?

This post contains a bunch of criteria for beta testers and software testers on how to choose an Android phone for the next year. I will also suggest some options to pick from and describe why you should consider them. The beginning of November is the perfect time for a buyer's guide because Black Friday will happen very soon. I will also update this post as soon as there will be any good deal on Amazon so don't forget to check it again later!

Who buys a phone for testing?

Two types of testers should be reading this:

  1. Beta testers who are testing new features as soon as they become available (Android firmware beta testers for example).
  2. Software testers who are working for the company or testers who are freelancing (as crowdtesters for example).

Let's dive deeper into the first case! 🔥

Telegram for Android got a couple of new features in the minor update v5.12.1. At first, it became available to beta users and after a couple of small fixes, it was released to Google Play.

Here is the changelog:

  • Listen to podcasts and audio tracks longer than 20 minutes at 2x speed.
  • Resume playback from where you left off when watching long videos and listening to long audio tracks.
  • Search for items in the current folder when attaching files or music.
  • Tap and hold on chats when sharing from other apps to send to several recipients.
  • Hold on the Archive folder to mark all archived chats as read.

Todoist for Android v15.0.0 got a major update with 7 new features specified in the app changelog. This major update is named "Todoist Foundations" which stands for a "faster, more intuitive and more reliable" way to manage your day to day tasks.

Todoist is a know Android app which was available since the beginning of Android existence. It has a big feature set which covers almost everything when it comes to managing your To-Do lists.

Instagram shared an announcement on Twitter about the public availability of their new global sticker against online bullying. It seems like a follow up to the post by the Instagram team from July 2019 where they committed to "lead the fight against online bullying"