WhatsApp has recently released a new beta version – 18.104.22.168 in the beta program. This new beta app brings a number of new changes made to the user interface of any business detail.
According to Wabetainfo, the new version brings a new circular profile avatar placeholder to fetch the photo of the business. The business profile also includes some other new features in the UI including:
- Message: To send quick messages
- Call: Quick calls
- Forward: Forward business profile
- Catalog: Visit business catalog, if available
- Shop: Visit Facebook Shop of the business, if available
New business card information (screenshot source – wabetainfo)
Other important optimizations:
Aside from these, WhatsApp has recently revealed more information regarding the multi-device feature. With the Multi-device feature, your phone will no longer need to stay online to use WhatsApp on the web, desktop, or Portal. Up to 4 additional devices and 1 phone can be used at once.
Furthermore, Huawei is also tweaking the chat bubbles with round corners and disappearing messages. To be mentioned there are also changes in the user interface as well as the color scheme that is also under beta testing. (Read more)
Currently, the latest improvement and design reshuffle is only for the beta users but they’ll soon rollout with the stable version once finalized.
WhatsApp Android rolling out redesigned location sticker with 22.214.171.124 Beta
WhatsApp is sending a new beta update for some of its Android beta testers that features a redesigned location sticker. The update is appearing through the Google Play Beta Program, and users can identify it with version 126.96.36.199.
Compatibility of the feature
The app-oriented firm is mainly developing the feature as a drawing editor tool. At present, 188.8.131.52 is the compatible version that is rolling out the respective function. However, users may also find the same feature in the 184.108.40.206 beta version as well.
WhatsApp Redesigned Location Sticker
As the name reflects, the location sticker gets redesigned with the new update. Further, it adds a light green variant to the varieties of stickers. Thus, users will find a transparent as well as a white layout, with a green location symbol. Users can variate the alternatives by tapping on the sticker.
(WhatsApp Redesigned Location Sticker, Images from WABetaInfo)
Further, to rectify, whether the new feature is available to your application or not, follow the steps given below:
- Open the WhatsApp application
- Go to the Drawing Editor tool
- Select an image, so that the tools may get access
- Tap on the Content Stickers for checking the availability
In some scenarios, it may happen that the user does not find the new tool. Don’t panic, it only hints that the application needs some more updates to showcase the feature.
Alongside, since the feature is rolling out in a beta update, it is in the hands of a small number of Android users. Although, the company will release the feature as well as some more new implements in the time ahead.
WhatsApp begins rolling out author message info feature to Business accounts
WhatsApp is all set to sail out a new business tool – the author message info feature. Currently, the feature is running in the initial stage, and the company is rolling out the feature for Android, iOS, and Desktop consumers through beta updates.
Since the feature is a business-oriented tool, users with a usual account will not be able to access it. However, the feature might appear for all the individuals in the coming updates. But presently, business account holders are free to explore the new trait.
The exclusive feature is rolling out with a specified build version for the respective Android and iOS users. WhatsApp Business beta update for Android is visible as 220.127.116.11. Meanwhile, the iOS consumers would be able to obtain the update as 18.104.22.168.
WhatsApp Author Message Info Feature
WhatsApp is a large communication platform that comprises multiple features and capabilities. To maintain the performance efficiency of the application, the company is working hard and implementing thoughtful features. And one such feature is the author’s message info.
The mentioned feature offers the users to read information about an author in their outgoing texts. Further, the function works more effectively, when some devices are linked to the same account. Every time users will send a text from their WhatsApp business account, they will be able to read the device as well as the author’s name in the message info.
Moreover, to conserve privacy, the details of the author will only appear to the users that are in the connection of your WhatsApp account. To mug-up, we can say that the feature is quite reliant and will prove helpful for the users.
WhatsApp to bring new order shortcut feature
WhatsApp is brushing up on a new order shortcut feature for future updates. Recently, the application-based company declared the successful rollout of the ‘setup cover photo feature’ for the business profiles. Adding more enhancements to the business section, the company has started working on a new function.
Order Shortcut Feature
As per the reports, the exclusive order shortcut feature for the WhatsApp business is a thoughtful execution. It is a new chat shortcut that will alternatively help in creating orders. Consequently, it will help the business consumers to generate the orders in no time.
Earlier, the company mentioned to introduce a unique way that will aid the creation of orders in the application. Fortunately, the reports confirmed that the company has jumped on the feature development, and the spots are visible in the WhatsApp Desktop beta bundle.
Eligibility of Order Shortcut feature
The addition of this feature will enable the users to create order inside the conversations. Furthermore, the users can also select the products as well as other info such as quantity, price, and more, that they want to embrace within the order. Thereafter, the individual can distribute the order to other consumers.
However, a notable fact is that since it is a business-oriented feature, it will only be intended for the business category. At the moment, the feature is in the development phase. Therefore, there are no tugs on the release of the feature. Yet we expect to have this function in the hands by the new update.
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