WhatsApp should let you choose who can add you to chat groups soon. According to information released by the specialized site WABetaInfo On Friday (11), the app is testing, in its beta version number 2.19.289, a new feature called "Blacklist". The idea is to prevent people included in this selection from automatically adding the user to group messenger chats for Android and iPhone (iOS) phones.
If the group administrator is included in the Blacklist, they cannot add the user to the conversation. Instead, the person receives a private invitation, which can be declined or accepted. Currently, in some countries, WhatsApp offers an option that tries everyone to add you to groups. Although it was announced in April, this feature is not enabled for Brazilian users.
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WhatsApp is testing group privacy features in its beta version Photo: Helito Beggiora / dnetc
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According to the WABetaInfo portal, the Blacklist replaces the "no one" option in group privacy settings (accessible from Settings> Privacy> Groups). The specialized site, however, does not advise users to join the feature. Blacklist It is currently not possible to return to the previous configuration. It is noteworthy that the tool is in the testing phase and it is not yet known whether WhatsApp will preserve the "no one" option in the future.
"Blacklist" new feature of WhatsApp to prevent inconvenient users from adding you to groups Photo: Divulgao / WABetaInfo
Dark mode and bubble messages
The new Beta version also brings news about the night mode, which is still being developed and has no official release date. According to information from WABetaInfo, the theme uses dark blue colors and can be enabled automatically from a standard operating system option of the device.
WhatsApp continues to develop dark mode for Android and iPhone phones Photo: Divulgao / WABetaInfo
The portal also said that WhatsApp is working on a feature that displays bubble messages, a notification format similar to Facebook Messenger. This effect can currently be obtained from third party apps.
On Twitter, WABetaInfo has warned that the latest beta version of WhatsApp is causing problems for some users and crashing the app. "Please do not upgrade to this beta. If you have already done the update, wait for the next update (probably 2.19.293) ", advised the expert portal.
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