How to Get the Latest WhatsApp Features Before Anyone Else!
Staff Writer / 05-07-2019 / Apps
Widely considered one of the most popular instant messaging apps, WhatsApp celebrates its 10th birthday this year, adding some great new features that you can access before anyone else using our tips and tricks.
Over the past decade, WhatsApp has become a tool for both personal and business communications, offering the convenience of instant messaging, voicecalls, video chats and even conference calls over Wi-Fi. The app also offers special features and hidden options, which you can access by becoming a beta tester.
WhatsApp features are rolled out to users over time, depending on the region users are in or the devices they are using. For example, many users were treated to the voice and video calling features before they were released to the public. These special features are accessible to beta testers through an update of the app once they are released, either automatically over Wi-Fi or manually through the Google Play Store.
To become a beta tester and access the latest WhatsApp features, simply search for the application in the Google Play Store, scroll past the images and description and tap the “I’m in” button in the Become a beta tester section. You will then be asked for further confirmation, and once accepted, the app will push through WhatsApp’s latest updates with all the new features unlocked.
Alternatively, accessing https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.whatsapp/join from your smartphone or desktop will send a link through to WhatsApp on your device. If a link isn’t sent, simply visit the Google Play store and manually update the app. Please bear in mind that WhatsApp’s beta programme closes when reaching capacity.
WhatsApp recently launched the WhatsApp Business App, which allows companies and businesses to communicate directly with their customers. WhatsApp Business users can also become beta testers to access new features by using the same process described above.
Remember, beta updates may not always be final, so some new features may be removed. However, being a beta tester still gives you bragging rights and access to some cool features before anyone else.