WhatsApp desktop, Android, and iOS versions are all getting new updates and features. Other free messaging apps, such as Imo and Instagram DM, have given WhatsApp some competition, but none come close to matching its user base. However, the corporation is constantly looking for ways to improve the software and give its users more options.
While some features are already available to beta testers, others are still in the works and not yet available to all testers. Alternatively, some features may be made available to users gradually over the next few weeks.
New status update features have been added to the iOS and Android versions of WhatsApp. This includes the voice status, status reactions, status profile rings, rich link previews, and private audience selection on Status.
The Media Cap
With the Android 184.108.40.206 upgrade, the messaging app claims that some beta testers will be able to send up to 100 photographs or videos to their loved ones.
Users can now share up to 100 media files, up from the previous limit of 30.
This update is also available to some beta testers who install the most recent WhatsApp beta for iOS 220.127.116.11 upgrade from the TestFlight app.
Transcribing Voice Mail
WhatsApp is also making it easier to read a transcription of voice notes if users are unable to listen to them in a future app update. This functionality is available to iOS users via the 18.104.22.168 update.
Users can now capture videos hands-free if they download the WhatsApp beta for iOS 22.214.171.124 upgrade from the TestFlight app.
Making Phone Calls
Another WhatsApp feature being developed is the ability to schedule calls, which will allow group members to better manage their schedules.
The Android app will be updated soon to include this feature, which is currently being developed.
Emoticons on Keyboard
The instant messaging app fixed a problem with the Android emoji keyboard that caused it to appear transparent.
The ability to transfer photographs in their original quality is one of the most eagerly anticipated WhatsApp features.
Users will be able to send photos in their original resolution or in a compressed format to save data.
Ringing for New Status Profile Updates
Users can use this functionality directly within the chat list to check for status updates. This feature became more widely available with the release of the WhatsApp beta for Android 126.96.36.199.
Previews of Status Links
According to WaBetaInfo, these features are available in the app’s desktop, Android, and iOS versions.