WhatsApp is developing several new features for Android, iOS

Tracker website WABetaInfo reveals new features being tested for WhatsApp


Tech Desk June 15, 2020
PHOTO: Reuters

WhatsApp is testing several new features which will be launched for iOS and Android in due course.

While QR contact codes, encrypted cloud backups and multi-device access were already being tested, new features have been added to latest update.

The following new features are under development according to WABetaInfo:

Search by date

WhatsApp is testing a new feature that allows users to search for specific messages by date. The feature will provide users with a date filter when searching messages. The search feature is in alpha stage of development, reports WABetaInfo

https://twitter.com/WABetaInfo/status/1271091649360408578

Storage Usage

This feature is currently being tested for the Android app. WhatsApp will restructure this feature by separating forwarded files and large files using filters. Users will be able to view only forwarded files in the app. Large files will be updated in a separate section.

Clear all except starred

This feature can be particularly helpful when you don’t want lose important messages. The new feature will allow you to delete a chat whilst keeping starred messages. Also in the alpha stage of development the feature is expected to be launched soon.

Share Chat

This feature will allow users to watch videos by ShareChat within WhatsApp just like YouTube videos. This feature will first be introduced on the Android app.

Search image on web

Under development for Android, the feature will enable users to search for an image on the web, especially one that has been frequently forwarded or forwarded more than four times. The feature is expected to be launched on iOS and Android both.

New chat bubble colour

WhatsApp is also planning to change the colour of the outgoing chat bubble in Dark Mode. A lighter shade of green is being tested.

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