WhatsApp Announces New Features For iOS, Android And Web Users


July 3, 2020, 3:12 p.m.

WhatsApp has announced a list of new features that will be available on iOS, Android and WhatsApp Web in its latest update.

Dark Mode was recently introduced, increasing the group voice and video call limit from four to eight. The popular Dark Mode theme now extends to computers and other desktop apps. Introduced on Android and iPhone back in March, Dark Mode is designed to save your eyeballs from bright light by switching any areas of user interface which are typically white to black.

Also restricted frequently forwarded messages to be sent to more than one chat at a time among others. It looks like the app has more to offer.

The Facebook-owned messaging app in a blog post revealed some of the features that users are likely to see.

Amongst it were QR Codes, Dark Mode for WhatsApp Web and desktop apps, multiple device support, self-destructing messages and many more.

How the features work

The Multiple Device Support once enabled, will let users log-in to their WhatsApp account in more than one device at the same time.

Currently, users can log-in to their WhatsApp account on a single device. Once the same account is logged into another device, it automatically logs out of the first device.

WhatsApp is also working on a new feature that will let you add new contacts just by scanning a QR code. Users will be able to display their own contact QR code as well as scan the QR code of others to add them to their contacts.

The feature is only available in beta versions of both the Android and iOS platforms and yet to extend on the stable version.

Another great feature yet to come is the Self-Destructing Message.This feature works like the status updates. Users will be able to send messages that will disappear automatically after a set time frame.

The In-App Browser is another feature on board. It allows users to open links sent over chats within the app without redirecting them to the web browser. The feature also minimizes the time it takes to open the browser.

The Facebook owned messaging app currently allows users to share their last seen status with “contacts”, “everyone”, and “no one.” This feature will however, enable users to select a few friends they wish to share their last seen with.

Not only that, but laptops with OLED displays could see a battery life boost when using WhatsApp in Dark Mode.



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