WhatsApp Messenger 2.19.109 Beta Released Today, New Features Coming Soon

The latest WhatsApp beta version has just been released today, reaching v. 2.19.109. WhatsApp is working on introducing an improvement to the animated stickers.

As we noticed on WABetaInfo, this feature is still being worked on:

  • The Animated Stickers feature is not available yet.
  • WhatsApp is working on the feature in recent Android, iOS and Web updates, adding a lot of improvements and bug fixes. For this reason it’s ok if you have updated your WhatsApp version and you don’t see the feature. It will be available in future for everyone.

We will see the animated stickers in the stickers pack. Users will be able to see the full animation of the sticker in the preview (unlike GIFs which we only see for a few seconds).

WhatsApp for iOS is also getting support for Animated Stickers. Users of WhatsApp for Web will get to see Animated Stickers, too.

As for when the feature will be enabled in the stable WhatsApp version, there is no official announcement. In the Beta version, it works well, and it will support third-party stickers as well.

If you’re in the beta program, you can download WhatsApp 2.19.109 beta  (- APK Mirror link to WhatsApp APK file) and enjoy other bug fixes and improvements, as well as testing the stickers.

Screenshots in Chat Getting Changed

Among the many other new features planned for the stable WhatsApp version of this app, the team at WABetaInfo also spotted a new strange change that would be introduced in the future. In WhatsApp beta for Android 2.19.106 update, they saw a new feature that will make it more difficult for users to take screenshots of the chat.

So the option will not make it impossible to take screenshots of the chat, but all users enabling authentication with fingerprint will not be able to take screenshots anymore.

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