In the current digital age, WhatsApp is the most popular app in the phones of young and old. Launched in May 2009, this instant messaging app has become the talisman of billions around the world in just a decade. Following the growing popularity of WhatsApp, in February 2014, the well-known social networking company Facebook bought all the rights to WhatsApp and since then, the chatting app has received tremendous updates. Today, let us know about the recent and future WhatsApp updates.
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Earlier this year, WhatsApp made the Dark Mode feature available to users. This trend also developed in all the social networking apps after the introduction of Dark Mode in the operating system and the increasing response it received from the users. You can also choose dark mode by going to chat settings in WhatsApp. Low brightness in this mode can save some battery life of your device.
This is a very useful and great feature that WhatsApp made available to the users a few days ago. By clicking on search in the top right of the app, you can see files, photos, videos, audios and documents sent to you by others and others, as well as links and GIFs together. You can also see which files have been sent by whom.
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QR code for new contacts
If you want to add a new contact to your phone, you no longer have to type in a number. You can add a new contact by going to WhatsApp settings and clicking on the QR code in the top right corner and scanning the person’s code in front of you.
Animated stickers and GIFs
This is another attractive feature that has just been launched in WhatsApp. You can see these two options right next to the emoji by clicking on the emoji icon in the chat box. WhatsApp has made available many attractive sticker packs in stickers. You can choose the GIF and sticker of your choice and send it to your friends.
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WhatsApp has recently made available 138 new emojis for its users. You can send these new emojis by downloading the latest update of WhatsApp. It includes attractive emojis like farmers, chefs, painters, lawyers, teachers, police etc.
WhatsApp has recently released an update to the Status Story for Geo feature phones and some OS Basic phones as well. This is definitely a beneficial update for the class who want to use WhatsApp phones at the lowest price.
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Video chat with 50 people
A few months ago, WhatsApp increased the video call capability from 4 to 8 for mobile users. WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp for Desktop users can now interact with up to 50 people simultaneously via video chat. WhatsApp web and desktop users will be able to experience the app by selecting the ‘Create a Room’ option and adding people to it.
Multi device support
This is one of the most sought after features of WhatsApp. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. WhatsApp still doesn’t have multi-device support like social networking apps. According to a recent tweet from WhatsApp Beta Info, you will soon be able to access a WhatsApp account by logging in to four different devices. In addition, all four devices will have data sync. It is expected that a specific QR code will be generated for the user profile and this will enable the user to use this feature through account verification.
Permanent group mute
Currently you can mute WhatsApp group notifications for up to a year. But, soon WhatsApp will give you the option of Permanent Group Mute. There are many users who are eagerly waiting for this feature. Many groups have become super active in the current environment of work from home. Group notifications are often annoying for people who are constantly busy. So now you can choose Permanent Group Mute if you need it soon.
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