WhatsApp Beta for Android What’s New?

WhatsApp is rolling out a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to

What’s new in this update? This is a bug fix update that finally addresses an issue with notifications.

We announced a new feature released to some beta testers: the ability to detect links within the caption of status updates.

Thanks to this feature, users can now add a link to the caption of a status update since it will be finally detected.

But a lot of users are also experiencing an issue with notifications since that update.

As you can see in last screenshot, some users complained on Twitter that  there was no notification sound when receiving a message.

In some cases, the vibration didn’t even work. We also reported this issue on Twitter and we’re looking for a bug-fix update.

The fix is now rolling out after installing the WhatsApp beta for Android update so be sure to update to this version if notifications don’t work on your phone.