YOUR WhatsApp is about to have a big change – and that’s fantastic news for anyone stuck in a pesky group chat.
Group talks are really useful, but sometimes they can be a real torture.
Maybe it’s a chat that’s old but keeps getting revitalized, one with too many people, or a very active conversation that you just don’t care about.
Some of these group chats you’ll probably want to leave.
But unfortunately everyone will be alerted when you disembark – making a quiet disembarkation impossible.
Thankfully, WhatsApp is working to fix that, WABetaInfo detectives revealed.
The tech analysts have scoured WhatsApp’s ‘beta’ trial to uncover a new feature ‘in development’.
It is the ability to silently leave groups.
That means if you leave a group, almost no one will know.
The only people who find out are group admins – the people running the chat.
There is a version of this feature that also allows you to view previous participants in a chat.
So you could still be potentially exposed, although ultimately the function could change.
Unfortunately, it’s impossible to say exactly when WhatsApp will release this major app update.
It can take days, weeks, or months — and even get scrapped entirely if WhatsApp owner Meta isn’t happy with it.
In the meantime, if you want to try all the latest WhatsApp features first, consider joining the beta using our guide below.
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, then tap “Join” to confirm.
Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.
Participation in the WhatsApp Beta on iOS for iPhone is more difficult and has a limited capacity.
Follow Apple’s instructions here.
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