San Francisco: WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging app, is expected to introduce new features in 2022.
According to a report by Web Beta Info, a website that monitors every activity of WhatsApp, in 2022, WhatsApp will also introduce a number of features, which are not yet known. But there are some features that are currently in beta versions and hopefully will be available to users in the coming weeks or months.
Hide last seen status
The seemingly common feature of this app is its hidden weakness in keeping track of your activities and that is Last Scene Status. But WhatsApp may soon introduce a feature to hide the last scene for specific contacts. This feature is being tested in the beta version of the app and in the near future, all users will be able to choose their last scene status on WhatsApp from 4 categories.
WhatsApp currently offers 3 privacy options for Last Scene, Profile Foot and About, Everyone, My Contacts, and No Body. But soon you will be able to see the fourth option My Contact Expat. When this fourth option is selected, you will be able to select these people at will and disable access to the Last Scene for them. This will allow you to prevent certain people from viewing the last scene, profile photo, or personal info on WhatsApp.
The editing option for media sharing in the messaging app is also being changed and this will allow users to add more people before sending media files. Similarly, WhatsApp users will be given an option to upload media in status update even if they are already sending a file to a WhatsApp chat. This feature is still being tested in Android and iOS beta versions.
A WhatsApp group can’t have more than 256 members, but that won’t happen anytime soon. A feature called WhatsApp Community is being tested in beta, allowing 10 WhatsApp groups to be linked to a community. It will also have a new announcement section that will be accessible only to admins and will allow them to share a message to members of all groups linked to the community.
Profile photo in the notification
WhatsApp is testing a new feature in beta for iOS devices. Under this feature, when a user receives a WhatsApp notification, the profile photo of the person who sent the message will be displayed in the notification. Upon receiving the notification, just a text message appears on the phone screen.