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WhatsApp this week: New sticker pack, self-destructing media and more

WhatsApp has already rolled out a new sticker pack called ‘Stand up for Earth’ on its platform.

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WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps in the world. It is constantly adding new features to its lineup to make conversations on its platform smoother and better for its users. Every week, we bring to you the new features that the company is working on. This week we got to know more such features that will be available in the messaging app in the coming days.

So, here are all the features that are coming to WhatsApp soon...

Delete chats from linked devices

WhatsApp has long been said to be working on a multi-device support feature. Now, word is that the company will not give users the option to delete chats from all the linked devices at once. WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp will not give users the option to choose if they want to delete the chat from other linked devices.

Playback speed of voice chats

WhatsApp has rolled out a new update to its Android beta users that will enable users to control the playback speed of audio messages. As of now, the company is giving users three playback speed options to pick from, which includes 1x, 1.5x and 2x.

New chat shortcuts UI

Reports have detailed that WhatsApp is working to redesign the chat shortcuts in the “Business Info” section of its WhatsApp Business for Android app. As of now, the Business Info section shows the options to drop a message and make audio and video calls. The updated UI will give users the option to Message, Voice Call, Catalog, and Forward. This feature is still under development.

Animated header

The messaging app has started rolling out a redesigned header for disappearing messages to select beta testers. The app has introduced an animation for the image added in the header that gives users a better idea as to how its disappearing messages feature would work.

Stand up for the Earth sticker pack

WhatsApp has rolled out a new sticker pack called ‘Stand up for Earth’ on its platform. Its newly introduced sticker pack highlights some of the environmental challenges that we are facing across the globe. The company has also launched several new wallpapers that highlight our planet's beauty. 

Self-destructing media

Lastly, the company is working on adding a self-destructing media option that will enable users to send images and videos that disappear once the recipient opens them. In the screenshot shared by the company, WhatsApp says that this feature is intended at making communications more private.

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