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How to try new features on WhatsApp before anybody else

Maria Baeta

Maria Baeta

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WhatsApp is now offering Android users its beta versions so they can try out new features before everyone else. In order to use this function before, we had to download the APK from outside Google Play, but finally, that’s all changed. Now we can sign up to be WhatsApp Testers straight from Google Play. Easy Peasy!

How to become a WhatsApp tester:

To become a WhatsApp tester, do the following:

How to try new features on WhatsApp before anybody else

1. Click on this link.

2. Click the “BECOME A TESTER” button.

3. WhatsApp will now automatically update your device with the most recent beta version.

You can remove the beta at any time. Simply go back to the first link above and click the “Leave the program” link.

The advantages of becoming a tester:

By testing newer versions of WhatsApp, you will get an insight into some of the new options that we can expect from the app in the future. These can be features such as video call updates or new emoticons etc. Of course, keep in mind that if you install the beta version, your mobile may freeze or restart itself at times (as mentioned in the terms and conditions). This is absolutely normal, and nothing to worry about, and is the price you pay for using a version that’s still in its testing phases.

Maria Baeta

Maria Baeta

My first computer was an Amstrad CPC 6128 and so began my love for gadgets. Besides tech and games I love music (I'm a singer in two bands of swing, jazz and blues), cinema (watching and writing about it), gastronomy (cooking... but above all eating!) and alternative fashion. Do you follow the cult of The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Great, I'm sure we can get along.

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