The work of the WhatsApp developer team to improve this popular multi-platform instant messaging service continues unabated and in the past few hours the release of a new beta version of the application dedicated to Android-based devices has been launched: we are talking about version 18.104.22.168.
What’s new in WhatsApp Beta version 22.214.171.124 for Android
In recent weeks it has emerged that the WhatsApp team is working on a new feature that concerns status updates and in particular links, for which it plans the introduction of a preview. Well, with version 126.96.36.199 for some beta users it was introduced the possibility to take advantage of this new feature and include previews of the links in their status updates.
Below is a screenshot with the old interface and one with the new active feature:
As shown in the image above, checking if the feature is already available for your account is very simple, as you just need to include a link in the status update and find out if the preview is generated.
At present, this feature has only been made available to a small group of beta users and over the next few weeks its availability will be extended to other users.
At the moment there is no information on when this functionality will come out of the test phase and will be made available to all users through its implementation in a stable version of the application.
How to download the new beta version of the app
If you want to try version 188.8.131.52 of WhatsApp Beta for Android you have the possibility to do it through the Google Play Store, by subscribing to the relevant beta testing channel (you can find the page dedicated to this program by following this link).
Those who have not been able to sign up for the beta program but still want to try out this version of the instant messaging app can do so by manually installing its APK file, which can be downloaded from APK Mirror (find the page dedicated to the app by following this link).
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