Meta-owned WhatsApp last week introduced some features including Account Protect, Device Verification, and Automatic security codes. The updates will roll out gradually, with some of the work happening behind the scenes. Now, WhatsApp is expected to bring a slew of new features, including descriptions to forwarded messages, a new text editor and more which would benefit the users specifically software developers.
WhatsApp descriptions to forwarded messages:
WhatsApp has released a new feature that let users add descriptions to forwarded images, videos, GIFs, and documents. The feature is only for Android users at the moment and is currently available to some beta testers. As per WABetaInfo, if a user removes the existing caption and replaces it with its own, the description will be sent as a separate message. This will let the recipients know that the description doesn’t belong to the original message.
WhatsApp new text editor for Android users
WhatsApp reportedly working on a new text editor experience for some beta testers on Android beta. With this new feature, users will be able to easily switch between different fonts by tapping one of the font options displayed above the keyboard. The text alignment can also be changed to the left, centre, or right. As per reports on the internet, some new fonts have also been released to beta testers, including Calistoga, Courier Prime, Damion, Exo 2, and Morning Breeze.
WhatsApp will allow users to share their status updates to Facebook stories
WhatsApp is developing a new feature, which will allow users to share their status updates to Facebook stories without leaving WhatsApp. Previously, users could share status updates to Facebook stories, but they had to go through the extra step of sharing. However, due to this new feature, the process may be automatic for certain status updates users choose, when the option is enabled.
WhatsApp new look for Android App
WhatsApp is reportedly testing a cleaner UI (user interface) for Android. WhatsApp is planning to introduce a navigation bar at the bottom of its Android app. That bottom bar will include four tabs, namely, Chats, Communities, Status, and Calls. Putting all different sections of the app to the bottom of the screen will make navigation easier.
WhatsApp ‘Lock chat’ feature for Android beta
WhatsApp is reportedly working on a new “Lock chat” feature for Android beta which will allow users to lock chats and keep them hidden. With the new feature, when a chat is locked, it can only be accessed using the user’s fingerprint or passcode, making it almost impossible for anyone else to open the chat. This feature also helps to keep media private.