WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging apps in the world. With billions of users using the app every day, WhatsApp Keeps rolling out new features and updates to keep things interesting. The company is currently working on several new features related to usability, privacy and other things. WhatsApp recently brought a custom sticker-making tool to WhatsApp Web, which is also reported to be coming to mobile and desktop apps soon. Let us take a look at all the upcoming features Facebook (Now meta)-Proprietary instant messaging app.
1. Time limit for deleting messages
Recently, WhatsApp was reported to have changed the time limit for deleting messages from users. Currently, WhatsApp allows you to delete messages that are up to 1 hour, 8 minutes and 16 seconds old. Now, the company has been seen testing a time-frame of 7 days and 8 minutes. Earlier, it was reported that WhatsApp is removing a time-limit for deleting messages, but that seems to have changed, According to latest development.
2. Playback controls for audio messages
WhatsApp will also soon allow users to adjust the playback speed of audio messages or voice notes. According to a recent discovery by WhatsApp tracker WABetaInfo, users will be able to increase the playback speed on Voice Notes by up to 2x. However, users still won’t be able to reduce the playback speed, and the same option isn’t available with Voice Notes either.
3. Privacy setting for Last Seen, Profile Photo
The Meta-owned instant messaging app is also testing a feature that will allow users to hide their last seen, profile photo and status from specific contacts. The feature is being tested on beta versions of both Android and iOS. WhatsApp currently gives users three options – to show their status, profile picture and last seen to “Everyone,” “Nobody,” and “My Contacts.” “My Contacts… except,” and will allow users to choose from whom to hide their last seen status and profile picture for everyone.
4. Photo Editor
WhatsApp is also bringing an in-app photo editor to its app, starting with WhatsApp Web. Earlier this month, the company officially announced the feature and said that it is working on bringing the photo editor to WhatsApp Web. The new feature will allow users to add stickers and text or crop and rotate their photos from any WhatsApp screen.
5. Sticker Maker for Mobile App
After the company launched the new sticker-maker for WhatsApp Web, there are reports of it coming to the mobile app as well. Currently, WhatsApp only allows users to send stickers using pre-loaded or third-party sticker packs. However, a recent report by 91Mobiles indicates that the company may allow iOS and Android users to create their own stickers soon.