It is estimated that by the end of 2021, WhatsApp will do many updates. Starting from the replacement of “Delete my account” to the “Log out” option, until there will be features similar to Instagram Reels.
As a WhatsApp user, of course this is good news. Well, for more, here are seven features WhatsApp which will be present at the end of 2021 which is compiled brilio.net from the official WABetaInfo website and other sources on Thursday (30/9).
1. ‘Instagram Reels’.
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Since short video creation apps started to gain popularity all over the world, it is undeniable that there has been a huge spike in the number of such apps. Not only Instagram, Facebook also launched the Instagram Reels feature which was inspired by the same concept. Now, it is reported that Facebook is planning to roll out Instagram Reels to WhatsApp.
Although the concept is unknown, currently users can only speculate. Either this feature will be completely new to WhatsApp, replace the status, or be linked to the Instagram profile and show that Reels tab on WhatsApp.
2. WhatsApp images that disappeared.
After previously WhatsApp held a “disappearing messages” feature, now this messaging platform plans to introduce a “disappearing media” feature, where users are allowed to send missing media. With this feature, users will be able to send photos and videos on WhatsApp.
As WaBetaInfo has reported, this feature is being tested for Android and iOS platforms and will roll out to all users soon. As per reports, users will not be able to save the lost media on their phones and also cannot pass these photos on to others.
3. Multi-device support.
As is known, currently WhatsApp users cannot use the same number on two or more devices. Indeed, you can use WhatsApp Web, but users still need their WhatsApp number to be able to log into their accounts on other devices. Also, it only allows one additional device and users can use it on their secondary phone or PC.
To keep its users comfortable, WhatsApp is working on a multi-device support feature which will soon be released in Beta.
4. WhatsApp audio messages fast forward.
Currently, when users send or receive audio messages, they can only hear them at normal speed. Sometimes there are long audio messages that will take one’s time to listen to them. In anticipation of this, WhatsApp will bring the ability to fast-forward audio messages. From the new update, users will be able to listen to audio messages at 1.5x or 2x speed.
5. Read later and vacation mode.
Now users are equipped with WhatsApp Archive, a feature that allows users to hide chats and can read them at any time. Now WhatsApp users will be made easier by replacing this feature with the name “Read Later” feature and will be combined with a new vacation mode.
So when a user enters their number into “Vacation mode,” they will not receive any messages directly in their inbox and they will switch to the “Read later” option which can be read at any time. Users can also select some contacts such as family and friends who can still send messages in their inbox.
6. Join the missed call group.
As per a report from WABetaInfo, WhatsApp is also planning to improve its group calling feature by offering a feature that allows users to join missed group video or audio calls. For example, if someone has invited you to join a group call and you can’t join at that time, then you can join the ongoing call in between. Reportedly, the ‘Join Missed Calls’ feature will have two options, namely ignore and skip.
7. Move WhatsApp chats between Android and iOS.
The Facebook-owned app will soon allow the ability to move user chats from Android to iOS and vice versa. As of now, there is no direct way to move your WhatsApp chats to another platform. Some third party apps allow users to do that but according to WhatsApp, this is not legal.
But with this upcoming new feature, users will be able to move their WhatsApp chats from Android to iOS or from iOS to Android. This will be very helpful for users who are changing their phones.
As additional information, in addition to the seven points, it turns out that WhatsApp also plans to eliminate the “Delete my account” feature and will replace it with the “Log out” option. Instead of having to delete the account, this option will allow the user to log out of the WhatsApp account from their device. This is the same with Facebook and other social networking applications. This feature has only been seen in the new beta version and WABetaInfo said it will be rolling out to iOS and Android versions soon. Interestingly, this feature allows users to use their account on multiple devices at the same time.
(brl / tin)