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Huge alert for all WhatsApp users – your texts are changing forever

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WHATSAPP is working on six huge app updates that will change how you text forever.

The app is constantly getting more powerful – and details of some upcoming tweaks have been revealed.

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One of the upcoming changes is the ability to add voice notes to your WhatsApp Status[/caption]

WhatsApp usually tests its updates in a “beta” app first.

This means we often hear about new features before they make it to the live version of WhatsApp.

That’s usually thanks to WABetaInfo, a special blog that digs into the beta to uncover its secrets.

And it turns out that WhatsApp is making a number of changes, including a quick-action button to mute group chats – as well as a big tweak to voice notes.

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WhatsApp changes revealed

Here are some of the biggest updates on the cards…

  • Polls now working on WhatsApp for Windows (after the iOS and Android release)
  • Tracking call history in the app sidebar on the WhatsApp beta for Windows
  • The ability to share contact cards on WhatsApp beta for Windows
  • A feature to add voice notes to status updates is “under development” for iOS and Android
  • A new official WhatsApp chat where you can get tips and find out the latest app news is under development
  • A new mute shortcut for group chats to quickly disable notifications is under development

Sadly it’s not clear exactly when most of these new features will arrive on the live version of WhatsApp.


Some could take days, weeks or even months to arrive.

If you want to try new features first, the best thing to do is join the app beta.

Follow our guide below to get involved.

How to get WhatsApp beta

To download WhatsApp beta for your smartphone you need to go to Google Play on your Android and search for WhatsApp.

Scroll down the page until you see “Become a Beta Tester”.

Tap the “I’m In” button and then click “Join” to confirm.

Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.

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Joining the WhatsApp beta on iOS is more difficult, and has limited capacity.

Follow Apple’s guide here.

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