WhatsApp Beta 2.22.8.9 is coming: let’s find out what’s new


Punctual as always, our usual appointment arrives with the innovations introduced (or hidden) by the development team of Whatsapp. Today we are going to discover the news contained in WhatsApp Beta 2.22.8.9update released a few hours ago to users enrolled in the Beta Program of the popular messaging app.

After new emojis and the global audio player brought from version 2.22.8.8, the news of the day is a handy one privacy features in release for all beta testers, a symptom of a probable arrival in the stable version of WhatsApp not too far in time.

WhatsApp Beta 2.22.8.9: let’s find out what’s new

4 months after the first official appearance, which took place on the version 2.21.23.14 Of WhatsApp Beta (we talked about it in this article) but available to a very small number of beta testers, is back, this time for all beta testers, a feature that, for convenience, we will call “my contacts except”.

Basically, by going to the screen Privacy of the WhatsApp settings, reachable via the path “Settings> Account> Privacy”, It will be possible to refine the audience that will be able to see our last entry.

By accessing the setting, in addition to “all”, “my contacts”, and “none”, it will be possible to choose the option “my contacts except …” which will allow you to exclude only certain contacts from the view of the last access. Consequently, the user will not be able to view the last access of the excluded contacts.

“My contacts except …”, already available as regards the State, will not be available, at least at the moment, as regards the profile picture and info. We expect an implementation in a future update.

The new feature is being rolled out gradually for all beta testers who install the version 2.22.8.9 Of WhatsApp Beta but also the version 2.22.8.8 of the app would appear compatible with it.

How to download the new version of WhatsApp Beta

If you are eager to try the novelty contained in the version 2.22.8.9 of WhatsApp Beta for smartphones based on Google’s Android system, you can proceed through the Google Play Storeby subscribing to the Beta Program (you can find the page dedicated to the program by following this link).

If the Beta Program was temporarily full but you still have the curiosity to try out the latest versions of Whatsappyou can proceed with the manual installation of the related APK files, downloadable from the portal APK Mirror (whose dedicated page can be reached by following this link).

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