WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Meta, is said to be working on some exciting new features in 2023 that will change the way users share their status updates, create channels, and manage contacts. Here’s what you need to know about these upcoming features.
The first feature is related to status updates. The latest update of WhatsApp’s beta version for iOS 188.8.131.52, available on the TestFlight app, has revealed an upcoming feature that will allow users to seamlessly share their WhatsApp status updates to Facebook stories without having to leave the WhatsApp app.
This new option will save users the time and effort of manually sharing updates, as the selected status update will be automatically shared to Facebook stories when the feature is enabled. It is important to note that the feature is still in development, and users will have full control over their status updates and can choose which updates to share.
The second feature that WhatsApp is working on is the ability to create channels on the app. This feature will be a tool for broadcasting information, allowing users to easily receive useful updates from other people they want to get updates from. According to a WaBetaInfo report, the channels will be available as a separate and optional section within the Status tab, called ‘Updates’. The revamped interface for status updates will be available in future updates. It is important to note that although the privacy of users’ phone numbers and other information will be maintained, the messages received within a channel won’t be end-to-end encrypted, unlike individual and group chats.
The third feature that WhatsApp is developing is for beta testers on WhatsApp beta for Android, which will allow them to add and edit contacts without having to leave the app. Users will be able to add new contacts directly within the app, and can also edit contact information without switching to another app. This feature will save time and make it easier to manage contacts.
WhatsApp New Features to enrich user experience
Overall, these upcoming features are aimed at improving user experience and making it easier to use the app. WhatsApp users can look forward to these exciting new updates in future app releases.
A WaBetaInfo report says that channels on WhatsApp will be available as a separate and optional section within the Status tab. The section will be called ‘Updates’. In future, the Status tab will have a revamped interface for status updates.
The latest update of WhatsApp’s beta version for iOS 184.108.40.206, available on the TestFlight app, has revealed an upcoming feature related to status updates. The feature will allow users to seamlessly share their status updates to Facebook stories without the need to exit the app. Unlike the current process of manually sharing updates, this new option, which is still in development, will allow users to pre-select which status updates will be automatically shared to Facebook stories when the feature is enabled.