We all know the popularity of WhatsApp Messenger. After Facebook acquire it, WhatsApp is one of the most popular chat platforms in India and most part of the world. Be it features like advanced search, emojis or enhancements to privacy options, there’s always something new that WhatsApp is working on. Here are list of latest such new and upcoming WhatsApp features to watch out for.
New and upcoming WhatsApp features
WhatsApp multi-device support for chatting simultaneously on different phones
With multi-device support, all the devices that are logged in with that account will receive a message. Further, all the previous actions such as starring a message, archiving of chats will also be in sync across all devices.
Video chat up to 50 people with Messenger Rooms support for the web and desktop version of WhatsApp
The Rooms integration now allows WhatsApp users to create a new Room, join an invite right from the WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp for desktop. The video conferencing feature of Messenger allows users to chat with up to 50 people in a single video call.
WhatsApp has introduced 138 new emojis
WhatsApp has rolled out 138 new emojis in the latest Android beta version of the app. These emojis add new professions such as chef, farmer, painter among others, it also brings new ‘racial’ emojis, heelchair symbol and more.
WhatsApp is adding a ‘permanent mute switch’ for group chat
WhatsApp notifications can be annoying, especially if you have joined a couple of super active groups. With this option you will be able permanently mute notifications in such chats.
WhatsApp QR code to add new contacts instantly
If WhatsApp users want to add someone new to their contact list, scanning a WhatsApp QR code gets the job done easily.
WhatsApp animated stickers can be used to make chats lively
Animated stickers are a new thing on WhatsApp. As of now, there are a total of four animated sticker packs available for download — Chummy Chum Chums, Rico’s Sweet Life, Bright Days and Moody Foodies. You can use these to make chats lively.
Focus on a video call participant of your choice in a WhatsApp group call
WhatsApp is going to let users press and hold the participant’s video – from a group call of up to 8 people – to full screen in a group call.
WhatsApp Web to get Dark Mode too
WhatsApp is set to roll out dark mode to users’ PCs. This will apply to both web and desktop.
JioPhone and other feature phone users can add WhatsApp status updates
WhatsApp has recently added support for Status updates feature that disappear after 24 hours for handsets running on KaiOS.
One-tap group WhatsApp group video call
WhatsApp is adding a video icon in group chats to allow group participants to start a group video call quickly.
Contact shortcuts, better voice over, new chat bubble comes to WhatsApp
There is an icon showing the latest display picture for a contact shortcut also, WhatsApp has improved the support for Voice Over. And there is a new colour chat bubble coming to WhatsApp.