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Alert for millions of WhatsApp users – your app is about to change in huge way

WHATSAPP is making four big changes to the app – and one has already gone live.

Early details of major WhatsApp updates have turned up online.


One of the new features lets you dodge WhatsApp bansCredit: WhatsApp / WABetaInfo

That’s because WhatsApp usually trials changes in the beta version of the app.

And the sleuths at WABetaInfo have dug into the beta to uncover several new tweaks.

One new feature lets you use WhatsApp even if it’s been blocked.

You simply tap on the Proxy button in settings.

And there are some other clever tricks in the works too.

Another new feature will soon let you “keep” messages that would otherwise have been automatically deleted.

It’s a seriously handy tool, and makes it easier to keep a key privacy feature switched on.

Here are the leaked changes…

WhatsApp changes revealed

Here’s what’s coming up for WhatsApp users…

  • The ability to move your chat history to a new Android device (beta)
  • A button to report status updates to moderators (beta)
  • The ability to connect to WhatsApp using a proxy server to avoid bans – with a simple button click (live now)
  • A bookmark icon to keep disappearing messages (under development)

Sadly it’s impossible to say exactly when these new features will arrive.

But if you want the best chance of using them, consider joining the WhatsApp beta.

Follow our guide below to find out how.

How to get WhatsApp beta

To download WhatsApp beta for your smartphone you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.

Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.

Tap the “I’m In” button and then click “Join” to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

Joining the WhatsApp beta on iOS for iPhone is more difficult, and has limited capacity.

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Follow Apple’s guide here.

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