WhatsApp Announces New Features: All You need to Know


WhatsApp is easily amongst the most popular instant messaging apps and keeps adding new features to the platform to enhance its utility. Announcing in a blog post, the company has now confirmed some new features that are coming to the Facebook-owned platform. Here is everything you need to know about these upcoming new features:

These features are set to come to WhatsApp users in the coming weeks

In its blog post, WhatsApp has said that these features are rolling out to users over the next few weeks in the latest versions of WhatsApp. This means that users will have to ensure that they are on the latest version of the app in order to see these features.

You will soon be able to scan WhatsApp QR codes to add new contacts

If WhatsApp users want to add someone new to their contact list, they will soon be able to do that by scanning their custom QR code.

You will be able to send animated stickers to other users

Calling it one of the fastest growing ways people communicate on the app, WhatsApp said that it is adding new animated sticker packs.

You will be able to focus on a video call participant of your choice in a group call

WhatsApp is going to let users press and hold the participant’s video — from a group call of up to 8 people — to full screen in a group call.

You will be able to add status updates on JioPhone and other feature phones

WhatsApp is adding the support for Status updates feature that disappear after 24 hours for handsets running on KaiOS.

You will be able to start group video call with 1-tap

WhatsApp is going to add a video icon in group chats to allow group participants to start a group video call quickly.

You will soon get support for dark mode on desktop and WhatsApp web

WhatsApp is set to roll out dark mode theme to users’ PCs. This will apply to both web and desktop.


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