A CLEVER WhatsApp hack gives you access to secret features.
You’ll be able to impress your mates and confuse your family with your special version of WhatsApp.
WhatsApp is constantly designing new features for the app.
Before they go live on the general version of WhatsApp, these changes are tested in a “beta” version of the app.
This is a special WhatsApp that you sign up to, allowing you to trial new features first.
It’s free to join, and will give you instant access to secret features that other people can’t access.
How to join the 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 and then click “Join” to confirm.
Now all you have to do is wait for the update to the beta version of the app.
Joining the WhatsApp beta on iPhone is more difficult, and has limited capacity.
Follow the official Apple guide here.
While the WhatsApp beta is safe, you should be wary of fake versions of WhatsApp on app stores.
Lots of WhatsApp ‘clones’ claim to offer bonus features – but it’s risky to use them.
“Unofficial Whatsapp apps are altered versions of our app, which means they’re developed by third-parties and violate our Terms of Service,” WhatsApp explains in an official warning.
“We don’t support these apps because they put your privacy, security, and safety at risk.
“If you use them, there’s no guarantee your messages or your data like your location or the files you share will be private and secure.”
If you’re an Android user, you might even receive an alert when you try to download a fake version of WhatsApp.
“If you’ve received this Play Protect Warning from Google, you’re likely using an unauthorized and unofficial version of WhatsApp,” WhatsApp says.
“Due to security concerns, Google may disable and uninstall these applications.”
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