WhatsApp has just started releasing a new update of the Beta version of the application for Android through the Google Play Beta Program: the version has arrived 18.104.22.168. The most interesting novelty of this new version is undoubtedly the new tools for drawing, now made available for some beta testers.
Speaking of WhatsApp news, in the last few days we have told you about the one for ephemeral messages, the work in progress to further enrich the Reactions, the new camera interface made available for all beta testers. Actually, we also had to talk to you about the umpteenth hateful scam attempt, but here we stay on the topic of the new functions.
WhatsApp Beta: the news of the update 22.214.171.124
The most significant novelty of this new update of WhatsApp Beta, as mentioned, concerns the freehand drawing tools when editing the images to be sent.
This is not an absolute novelty, since we had already anticipated the arrival of this function a few months ago and that WhatsApp Beta for Android it arrives late compared to counterpart for iOS. Finally the function is released with version 126.96.36.199, however the roll out is not yet particularly large and several Beta users – including the writer – have not yet received it.
In the following screenshot you can see the result in the novelty: they appear at the bottom of the screen new pencils among which you can choose, including the one with a blur effect so far exclusive to the iOS app.
How to update WhatsApp and sign up for the Beta program
If you don’t want to risk missing out on the latest news and the latest officially released by the Whatsappyou can verify that you have installed the latest version of the app available directly from the Google Play Storeby clicking on the badge below.
In case you are eager to try the preview news proposed by WhatsApp Beta for Androidyou can proceed by subscribing to the Beta Program (you can find the page dedicated to the program following this link). If the Beta Program is complete at this time, you can proceed with the manual installation of the related APK files, which can be downloaded from the portal APK Mirror (whose dedicated page can be reached by clicking on this link). For more details on all WhatsApp update methods, we invite you to consult our dedicated article.
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