One of the most popular messaging apps in the world – WhatsApp – has been continuously providing new friendly features to its users. It has been continuously making changes to its app on both iOS and Android platforms. The Facebook-owned company is again in the news as it is testing more new features that will be incorporated into the app.
‘Click to Chat’
WhatsApp has come up with its another feature ‘Click to Chat’ that allows users to send messages to numbers not saved in their contact list. This new feature will get rid of the need of saving unnecessary numbers. Sometimes users get involved in a one-time conversation and for that, they needed to save the number. But now they can take advantage of this new feature.
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To use this feature, WhatsApp lets you create a link, which will allow you to start a chat with the unsaved number.
Link instantly with Facebook
WhatsApp’s parent company Facebook has added a new feature for some of its beta users of the Facebook app. This new feature allows users to share the link instantly via ‘Send to Whatsapp’ option. This will eliminate the need to go to share options in the drop-down menu.
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Group audio calls
WhatsApp is testing another interesting feature that will enable users to do group audio calls on iOS devices. This feature will be similar to the current audio calling feature with some minor changes. The maximum number of people who can use this feature at a time is still unknown. The group calling feature will surely compete with the conference call feature in a normal call.
Along with this new update, Whatsapp is testing another update for Android, which will the select all option. This feature will enable the user to select all the new messages and mark them as read/unread. It will also allow users to quickly delete the chats.
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New media visibility feature
WhatsApp also added a new feature to its Android beta version. This new feature is a Media visibility feature. This update is important as it will allow the users to decide whether they want Whatsapp media content to be displayed in the gallery or not. The Media Visibility feature already exists on iOS.
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New account information feature
Recently, WhatsApp added a feature to its app which is the account information feature. In this new feature, one can seek the report of his account information. But this information does not include the messages. This report can be shared with another app. Whatsapp creates the report in three days and it will be available for downloading for few weeks.