- Open the WhatsApp application.
- Hit the three-dot menu button and select Settings. 3.
- First, you have to open the Android App Testing for WhatsApp page. 2.
- a 'Mark as read' notification button
- a 'Mute' notification button
- When bringing up the delete banner with double tap- make the "delete.. copy etc" banner bigger so that people with big fingers can use it easier.
- Make the Delete circle colour darker - As it is, it is almost impossible to see.
- 📝 Group description: Now you can set a group description which will also show up to new members.
- 🕹 Admin controls: Where you can restrict group settings access to others.
New WhatsApp betas bring Unicode 11 emojis and search, private replies in groups, and forwarding previews
WhatsApp Messenger, after the release of Unicode 11.0 back in June this year, finally joins the party of the first companies to include support for it in their proprietary software products. Version 11.0 is possibly the biggest improvement emojis have ever seen, with hundreds of new ones and many skin tone variants for those with faces. There are some interesting ones such as the raccoon, hippo, DNA and superhero/supervillain emojis. You can also check the full list of all of the additions to the Emoji 11.0.
Search for emojis
One weird thing that I came across with WhatsApp v2.18.349 beta is that the new emojis do not show up on my device....
The newly released sticker pack support for WhatsApp opens up a whole new world for Android developers and enthusiasts. They can now develop their own sticker packs for everyone's beloved messaging app with pretty much no extra work involved. For our first look at this feature and some great news, please visit "WhatsApp stickers come to life in the latest betas, the official rollout is on its way".
To start with, there are a handful of things you have to download first. WhatsApp has provided source code for a sticker pack sample app on GitHub, which at a later time you will have to import into Android Studio and build your own one on top of it....
Even though a little late, WhatsApp now also joins the party of apps that have added support for sticker packs in the form of the latest beta releases. The updates you should be looking for are coming with version number 2.18.329 and above, that are enabling sticker packs. But WhatsApp developers are in some kind of a server-side testing mood, so it is not available for everyone as of now. They also announced that this feature will go live for everyone over the coming weeks, so be on the lookout.
As we mentioned above, the stickers feature is being enabled through a server-side switch, but besides that, there are two other ways to trigger it....
WhatsApp is growing its functionality and it finally got a swipe to reply feature. It allows you to use a swipe gesture to reply instead of a long tap on the message plus button tap.
Everything which helps you to deal with your day to day activity faster is a very good improvement. This feature becomes even more helpful in groups when you want to reply to the specific message.
In order to use this feature, you will need to have the latest beta app....
First introduced by Snapchat in October 2013, Stories got widely implemented across all social media platforms. WhatsApp also joined the party in February 2017, but with a rather different name for the same feature, while every other competitor uses the 'Stories' moniker. This resulted in Statuses not being as popular, so it faded away.
These aside, we are going to see what WhatsApp Statuses offer in terms of functionality, which is quite limited.
Below are the different options available for editing photo and video Statuses....
WhatsApp is a feature-rich messaging app. but the issue with it is that its design is dated and it lacks support for a dark mode. Based on an information released by @WABetaInfo on Twitter - the person, who often does teardowns of the app, it looks like there are references for a dark mode in the works, which will come for both IOS and Android.
By this date, we do not have any other evidence, but [@WABetaInfo] proved to be a well-known leakster and the infos he shares are legit. He has also shared a dark mode concept for WhatsApp on IOS which looks dope....
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As it was reported by WA Beta Info, there were two updates for WhatsApp Messenger in the past week with two new features that we are going to talk about. As you remember, we spoke about the notification shortcuts that were in the works by the WhatsApp team and one of them is available now in v2.18.216+.
You guessed it! It's the 'Mute' button and here is how it works. You'll be able to see it when you get 51+ messages from the same person or a group chat. The future plans of WhatsApp point out that until you get 51+ messages, you will see the 'Mark as read' button and after crossing that number - the 'Mute' button....
In 2018 WhatsApp Messenger got plenty of new features and updates like the new group settings and hiding media from your gallery, but that's not it. According to WABetaInfo and the teardown they did of WhatsApp Messenger v 2.18.214, the app is going to get two new features:
With these two buttons, you'll be able to do the actions they're named after quickly and more conveniently. By pressing the 'Mark as read' button you will give the sender of the message those two famous blue ticks. Also, the current way to mute a contact or a group is by heading into the app, pressing and holding on the chat in question and then tapping on the resulting 'Mute' icon at the top....
There's a new WhatsApp Messenger update with version number 2.18.205 beta. The only newly added feature, according to the official changelog on the Play Store, is:
"Group admins can now choose to allow only admins to send messages to a group. Open "Group info" > tap "Group settings". Non-admins will still be able to read messages and respond privately by tapping "Message admin"."
In other words, group admins can now decide which users - admins only, or both admins and none-admins receive permission to send messages to their groups....
As it was announced in Whatsapp Blog earlier on Tuesday 15.05.18, Whatsapp Enabled some server-side features to groups users.