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Some users may see this new survey on their lenses list. It is a server-side feature and not really new but I got a chance to see it just now. The whole "survey" interface is done inside a lens too. Users are going to be asked about how satisfied are they by the variety of lenses and frequency of changes. Every option has an emoji next to it which makes it easy to understand its meaning. Apart from this, there is a progress bar on top.


WhatsApp continues working on "Delete Messages" feature which is a new name of "Disappearing Messages" revealed by WABetaInfo in the past.

The feature allows users to set chat messages to be removed after a certain period of time. This feature can be considered as "Cloned from Snapchat" where it was one of the essential features available from the beginning. Is it an attempt from Facebook to keep the young audience on the platform?


These are top beta news for week 47 about Telegram, Chrome, Google Photos, YouTube, Google Maps, Twitter, Reddit, Spotify and MIUI Beta.

Xiaomi MIUI

Notifications sound effect now changes over time in MIUI 11.

As it was announced on official Twitter of MIUI as a part of MIUI 11 rollout campaign. Notifications also change their color during the day from light to dark. On a side note, MIUI made it's official debut on Europe on November 6 and hit 38 million users.

You've got a message from #MIUI11 Surprised! We are happy to announce that on MIUI11, notifications' sound effect is changed by time. Tune-up to experience it now.

Source: MIUI on Twitter

Telegram

Telegram posted a new tip for their users, this time, about search by day functionality.

You can search by date to find messages from a specific day, whether it's a trip down memory lane or retracing your steps after a wild weekend party #TelegramTips

Source: Telegram on Twitter


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! 🔥