WhatsApp user? Here are a bunch of features you are likely to get in the coming days
A WhatsApp user can look forward to an even more exciting experience if and when the company actually releases thm. Just check what is in store.
WhatsApp is working on a whole bunch of new features and in the span of the last couple of weeks, we have taken you through the new features that the Facebook-owned messaging app is working on. The list includes Photo Quality, Link Previews, Multi-Device Support and View Once among others. Today, we have a whole new set of features that will be coming to WhatsApp's Android and iOS-based platforms soon. Of course, they will be coming to WhatsApp users when and if they pass all the tests that the company is putting them through at the moment.
Redesigned in-app notifications: WhatsApp, as per a report by WABetaInfo, is working on improving in-app notifications. The WhatsApp beta for iOS 220.127.116.11 enables users to see more details in the notification banner, images, videos, GIFs and stickers. Now, users can expand the in-app notifications in order to show the chat preview, which isn't static anymore. Users can scroll up and down the view to see old and new messages.
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The best thing about this feature is that when users read messages from the chat preview, read receipts aren't updated. They will be updated only when users formally open the message.
View Once: WhatsApp has also started rolling out the View Once feature to its beta app. To recall, this feature enables users to share photos and videos that disappear when they are viewed the first time. The blog site notes that screenshots aren't blocked and that the sender won't be notified if the recipient has taken a screenshot of the image or video shared once.
Voice Waveforms: In the past, we have reported that WhatsApp is working on a feature called voice waveforms that will show voice waveforms instead of a progress bar when users listen to a voice message. However, at the time, we got to know that this feature is being developed for WhatsApp's iOS-based platform. Now, word is that WhatsApp is developing the same for its Android-based app. That said, this feature is still in the developmental phase and that it will be rolled out to beta testers in the coming days.