Here we take a look at few of the most-keenly awaited WhatsApp updates and features which are in the pipeline.
For an extremely popular messaging app, WhatsApp keeps on reinventing itself to help Facebook rule this domain. While some of these new features make it to the beta version and few trickle down to the masses, WhatsApp even scraps also few proposed features.
WABetaInfo recently informed that WhatsApp was working on Dark Mode, but then it was removed from Android after it was spotted in several WhatsApp beta updates. Here we take a look at few of the most-keenly awaited WhatsApp updates and features which are in the pipeline.
WhatsApp product catalogues
These catalogues will be visible on the WhatsApp profiles of businesses within the app and hence, customers will be able to browse through them. This will be of massive help to the many small businesses which do not yet have a website in place and a high-value domain to increase their exposure.
Animated stickers for WhatsApp
If the report on WABetaInfo is anything to go by, WhatsApp users will be able to share animated WhatsApp stickers using their Android smartphones, iPhones and WhatsApp web. These Animated WhatsApp Stickers will be like Gifs and will play for a few seconds and will also have support from third-party apps like conventional stickers feature.
Frequently forwarded messages
We once again fall back to the WABetaInfo report which has recently said that WhatsApp is working on two new features which will help overcome the fake news problem. Named as “Forwarding Info” and “Frequently Forwarded”, these will help monitor how many times a message has been sent. Also, the Frequently Forwarded feature will include a label above a sent message which will mark it as “Frequently Forwarded” after it gets forwarded to more than four times.
As per this update, if a user taps on a link, WhatsApp launches the in-app browser. Also, WABetoInfo reports that if the user does opt for the in-app browser, the search history will not be accessible to either WhatsApp or Facebook.