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WhatsApp’s top new features that arrived in the latest beta update for Android

WhatsApp’s latest beta update for its Android app brings some interesting changes. Here’s an overview of the new features in the works.

tech Updated: Jan 20, 2020 18:10 IST
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Hindustan Times
Know WhatsApp’s new features that arrived in the latest beta update
Know WhatsApp’s new features that arrived in the latest beta update(Pixabay)

The latest beta update of WhatsApp for Android users hints towards the roll-out of the much-awaited dark mode and an update for animated stickers from server’s end.

There was a slight change seen in the ‘system improvement bubble’. However, this feature seems to be under development and has not been enabled for the latest beta.

For stickers pack, WhatsApp users should be able to see a new update next to the packs in the stickers section. The new beta update is being called the version 2.20.8.

As per WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is currently working on the dark theme and is improving some details before rolling it out.

It was also noticed that there was an improvement in the layout of the ‘system event bubble’ that comes up on the top of a new chat. The tracker claims that the bubble uses yellow colour for text in dark mode. As of now, it is not known when WhatsApp will officially unveil the dark theme feature.

In a tweet, the tracker asserted that the stickers are getting updates from the server’s side most probably to get some improvements.

“All Stickers Packs received a server-side update from WhatsApp! Open WhatsApp > Chat > Stickers button > Plus icon and you see “UPDATE” for all packs you have previously downloaded. Reasons of the update are actually unknown. Maybe some improvements,” WABetaInfo tweeted. 

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To check if you have got the update for stickers, follow these steps:

1. Open WhatsApp

2. Go to a chat window

3. Go to the stickers section

4. Tap on the ‘+’ icon next to the existing sticker packs, there will be an option to update.

However, it must be noted that not all stickers are getting this update.