The Meta messenger app WhatsApp is getting upgrades with new features. As per recent reports, the app may enable approx 8 new features. These are suggested for both the web and the app. WaBetaInfo reports, these new features are for user experience enhancement and for the usability of the app.
WhatsApp offers updates at regular intervals. The company does that to add new features and for improvements. Moreover, the new features include the ability to chat with yourself, profile photos in group chats, forward media with captions, and others.
New Features Of WhatsApp
-Ability to chat with yourself
This new feature enables WhatsApp users to send messages to themselves. The feature will be highlighted in the ‘message yourself’ option. WaBetaInfo reports that the chat with your phone number option will be accessible within the contacts list on WhatsApp. As it will be easy for users to chat with themselves.
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-Profile Photos In Group Chats
The second new WhatsApp feature is the ability to put profile photos for individual contacts in Group chats. This profile photo of group members will highlight when users receive a message in a group. Moreover, if the group member has not set a profile photo or is not available because of privacy settings, there will be a default profile icon in the chat. However, this feature is under development.
-Ability To Forward Media With Captions
The meta App will soon let users forward images, videos, GIFs, and documents with a caption. However, this feature is currently not available in the stable version. But it is present on the latest WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199 update from the Google Play Store.
-New Blur Tool For Images
The feature of the ability to blur images will soon be available in WhatsApp. It will allow users to cover/blur sensitive information from their images. As the report says, WhatsApp created two blur tools enabling users to edit images. The users can even choose the blur size in order to apply the effect with granular precision.
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-Media Auto-Download On Desktop
The app will allow desktop users on Windows and macOS to manage auto-download settings for photos, videos, and documents. However, this feature is available for desktop beta users only.
-Automatically Mute Large Group Chats
Large group chats often lead to distracting the users. So the app brings out a new feature for the same. This feature will automatically mute the larger populated groups. However, the information about automatically muting the group if a person joins the group or when the limit of group participants reaches a maximum of 512 participants is not known.
If a user gets abruptly logged out from their WhatsApp account on their desktop or tablet a logout screen will pop up instantly on the device. The users can click the continue option for using the application.
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-Secure Your Account
WhatsApp always develops new security updates such as double verification and login approval for maintaining the privacy of the users. The app now develops a ‘secure your account section. This feature enables the users the two-step verification.