WhatsApp adds privacy settings to desktop with latest beta, removes quick edit shortcuts from Android

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WhatsApp has launched new beta upgrades for desktop and Android users. Desktop Beta provides new privacy settings feature for WhatsApp web and desktop users. However, the Privacy settings have been handy on the WhatsApp for a long time. Also, now this feature has also been introduce on the desktop version. Desktop privacy settings are reportedly being rolled out to select beta testers. For Android users, the latest update brings a bug fix for the Quick Media Shortcut feature.

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WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp for desktop beta 2.2146.5 has been launch. This feature will let users manage last seen, profile photo, and about pages directly from WhatsApp Web. This update is announce to have added the power of managing privacy settings directly within WhatsApp Web. Users can even toggle read receipts and choose who they can add in groups.

WABetaInfo confirm that if those privacy settings are not available for your account. It means they will be rolled out for your account at a behind date. However, the features tracker says that the new privacy settings are available for select beta testers.

Additionally, the tracker also reports that WhatsApp for Android users are receiving a new beta update bringing the version up to This update provides a bug fix that essentially removes the quick edit shortcut that was introduce a week ago.

Some users reported adding a shortcut, but claim it didn’t work and didn’t know why it was include in the first place. Furthermore, with the new WhatsApp beta for Android update, company is now removing that shortcut. Tracker claims that company may add this shortcut in the future, but there is currently no clarity on when it will be.

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