WhatsApp update: 7 features announced- status reaction, login approval, and more

    WhatsApp update: Recently several features have been announced on WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, and Desktop. Status reaction, login approval, and more- check the list here.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 15:28 IST
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    Here are the features announced on WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, and Desktop. (Pixabay)
    WhatsApp
    Here are the features announced on WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, and Desktop. (Pixabay)

    WhatsApp update: Whether you are an Android or an iPhone user, you must have noticed notifications popping up for app updates. Like any other app, WhatsApp keeps on rolling out updates in order to add new features or improve some bugs. According to the information provided by WABetaInfo, 7 features have been announced on WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, and Desktop last week. Status reaction, login approval, and more. "WhatsApp news of the week: status reactions! 7 features have been announced on WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, and Desktop!," WABetaInfo tweeted.

    Here are the latest WhatsApp updates you need to know:

    1. WABetaInfo has informed about a concept about an advanced feature to manage WhatsApp storage by bringing the old storage usage section from a different entry point.

    2. WhatsApp is now rolling out a section to view past group participants to some users that install the latest WhatsApp beta for iOS update. There is a new option at the end of the list of group participants that lets users discover people who left or were removed in the last 60 days. This section is visible to all participants that have the feature enabled for their accounts: it means that this is not limited to group admins but everyone can open the past participants section.

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    3. The online messaging platform is also rolling out past group participants to some Android beta testers. In addition, as it happens on WhatsApp beta for Android, the in-chat event that shows up when someone leaves a group is only visible to group admins, WABetaInfo informed.

    4. WhatsApp is releasing status reactions on WhatsApp beta for Android, a feature that lets people react to others' status updates by choosing one of the 8 available emojis: Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes, Face with Tears of Joy, Face with Open Mouth, Crying Face, Folded Hands, Clapping Hands, Party Popper, and Hundred Points.

    5. As per the information, WhatsApp is also releasing a tweaked version for the context menu on WhatsApp beta for Windows by including the spelling action.

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    6. According to WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is working on a new security feature called login approval, an option to add extra-layer of security to your WhatsApp account. It needs to be noted that this feature is under development and will be available in the future.

    7. WhatsApp is developing an option that lets community members toggle phone number sharing so users will be able to choose who can see their phone number in a certain sub-group if a community.

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    First Published Date: 08 Aug, 11:23 IST
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