WhatsApp started rolling out the new Android beta version 2.20.14 for testers. WABetaInfo tore down some information about the latest update to see if there is any progress. The tracker found that the company is making some improvements to the upcoming animated stickers feature. It also found that the company is working on tweaks regarding the much anticipated Delete Messages feature. At last, WhatsApp introduced a new feature for the iOS users recently, where they can register their WhatsApp account on a new iPhone without asking any credentials if you have enabled the iCloud Keychain. The latest beta code suggests that the WhatsApp is working on a similar feature for the Android platform as well.
Improvements in the Latest WhatsApp Android Beta update
The latest version 2.20.14 for Android brings a host of new improvements to light. WABetaInfo uncovers that the company is resuming its work on “animated stickers feature.” In the latest update, WhatsApp added a small play icon placed next to the packs that are animated. This is to enable the user to differentiate between animated and non-animated packs. This feature hasn’t been enabled for testing, as it is still under development. Due to this, you may not see it on your device, even if you are on the latest beta version.
In a previous article, we wrote about the Delete Messages feature. It seems like WhatsApp is improving this feature in this latest update. The latest beta version 2.20.14 adds a hidden improvement that will show the state of the feature, i.e., whether it is on or not. But, if we set the time, we can see the time slot. The Delete Messages feature looks to enable users to remove messages automatically in a chat after a certain amount of time. According to the report, this feature works as a sort of a cleaning tool for the group chats. Only group admins can disable or enable it, and fix the time frame to delete the messages. This feature is also not available for testing.
WhatsApp was spotted to be working on a new feature called “Account Transfer”. With this feature, you can register your WhatsApp on a new Android device and done without asking for any of your credentials. According to the tracker, this feature uses official Google APIs that allow transferring your WhatsApp data on another device without the need for new registration. WABetaInfo notes that there is no option in WhatsApp to manage this feature. And it is enabled as and when WhatsApp decides to make it commercial. Until now, we have little details on this feature and how it works.