WABetaInfo has seen many new features in the latest WhatsApp 18.104.22.168 beta for Android. The most useful feature of all is the Always Mute feature, which replaces the previously available ‘one year’ option when muting chat. As the name suggests, this feature will enable people to mute a group or a single user forever. We were able to see this feature in the latest beta. WABetaInfo has also stated that if it does not appear immediately, it should be visible to all beta users within a few days.
The update also brings a new storage usage UI for beta users. The tracker states that the rollout began in the previous beta, but the rollout was not visible to everyone at the time. With WhatsApp 22.214.171.124 beta for Android, many users can now reportedly see this feature. We still haven’t received this new UI, but it should be enabled for all users in a few days.
In addition, media guidelines are being enabled for public beta testing. This feature allows users to align stickers and text when you edit photos, videos and GIFs. This feature is still not enabled for us, but it should be available soon.
Finally, the tracker noticed that the voice and video call button was hidden in the chat in the WhatsApp verified business account. Buttons have also disappeared from the contact info. If you tap on the profile icon in the chat and contact list, those buttons are still available. There is no clarity on why WhatsApp is hiding these chats. This can only be a test and WhatsApp may bring it back in future updates.
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