WHATSAPP is working on a load great updates – and some of them have been revealed ahead of time.
Insiders have leaked nine big changes to the app, including a major upgrade for emoji fans.
When WhatsApp tests new features, it uses a special beta version of the app.
The tech sleuths at WABetaInfo mine this app for information, giving us a sneak peek at upcoming updates.
There are nine changes currently in development or rolling out that might pique your interest.
Some of them are available right now, while others will take weeks or even months to land.
And it’s possible that some changes could be scrapped altogether.
Upcoming WhatsApp changes
Here’s what WABetaInfo says is coming up…
- The ability to filter unread chats
- Reacting to messages using any emoji
- Business profiles getting cover photos
- Message and mute people on WhatsApp calls (available now)
- Migrating chats from Android phones to iPhone (available in beta)
- A group membership approval system
- Automatic media albums for Windows
- The ability to pause and resume voice notes (available in beta)
- WhatsApp message reactions on Windows (available in beta)
If you want to try all the latest features first, follow our guide below to join the WhatsApp beta.
How to join 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 iPhone is more difficult, and has limited capacity.
Follow Apple’s guide here.
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