WhatsApp has released a new update for Android and iOS. The new update comes with three new features for beta testing: Multiple device access. The other two features for beta testing are: one that shows blocked contact notice in the chat and another that groups blocked contacts into different categories. These features will come with WhatsApp iOS Beta version 18.104.22.168 and Android app beta version 2.19.332.
To access WhatsApp on multiple devices, WhatsApp will ask for a registration code to verify a users’ details when they want to log in to their account on multiple devices. Before this feature, Users could only access WhatsApp on computers with “WhatsApp for Web”.
With the second beta feature, users can now see in the chat if you have blocked or unblocked a contact. WhatsApp will add a notification in the chat window informing the user that “You blocked this contact. Tap to unblock.”
There is a third beta test feature with the new update. The new feature will automatically group your blocked contacts list into sections like ‘business’ contacts. WhatsApp will separate the contacts into sections automatically. WhatsApp will learn which contacts are businesses and they will be moved in the second section. Of course, this change will be introduced in your Blocked Contacts only.
Along with this update, when a user will remove his profile picture, WhatsApp will show “No Profile Picture” instead of a blank photo. WhatsApp has not said anything on when these features will be available for everyone. There is one more feature that users are waiting eagerly- Dark Mode. It was released for beta testing but there is no word from WhatsApp when this version will be released worldwide.