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WhatsApp: 5 new features eagerly waiting to hit your phone?

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Published : May 11, 2019, 11:26 am IST
Updated : May 11, 2019, 11:26 am IST

The new features will hit consumer smartphones ahead and some of them are also available for beta testing — we assume.

According to some information that is floating around online, WhatsApp has around 5 new features that are probably being tested as we write this article.
 According to some information that is floating around online, WhatsApp has around 5 new features that are probably being tested as we write this article.

Excited? The news on what new features WhatsApp will put on their phones next is enough to keep WhatsApper’s waiting for the new update. According to some information that is floating around online, WhatsApp has around 5 new features that are probably being tested as we write this article. The new features will hit consumer smartphones ahead and some of them are also available for beta testing — we assume.

So if you are interested in what these new features are, read on ahead.

 

Helping curb fake news:

According to some reports out there, WhatsApp is working hard to curb the spread of fake news by letting users know about the message they have received and even sent. Forwarding Info is said to be introduced which will tell WhatsApp users about how many times his or her message has been sent across. Frequently Forwarded will be an add-on feature to the above which will also inform the user if his message has been forwarded ahead more than four times. While the two infos are good for you as a promoter, you should also be able to know if your message has been going viral. This will also help the receiver know if the message is a simple one-time forward or a viral message that has been forwarded multiple times before hitting his phone.

 

No exit:

Similar to how a YouTube video forward message plays on WhatsApp, the social platform is trying to introduce the same feature that will show websites in the app too. When a user received a message with a YouTube video link, the video plays in a small video within WhatsApp itself. The YouTube app does not open up, but plays the video within WhatsApp itself. Similarly, the new feature will introduce browsing a particular website within the app itself. So, if you get a link to a website on WhatsApp, you won’t exit WhatsApp to open the browser app anymore. The website can be surfed within WhatsApp itself.

Easy on the Eye:

WhatsApp is also planning a dark mode for its social networking app. WhatsApp will soon allow users to switch to dark mode to help reading the messages easily in low-light conditions without hurting the eye. The new more will be easier on the eye, especially for those who use WhatsApp more often during the night.

 

Better notification:

While this feature is said to be available on iPhone already, Android users too will see the same, soon. Android users will soon be able to peep into their WhatsApp messages from the Notification Bar with a little sticker that will be visible up there.

For businesses:

Product catalogs are something that could come to WhatsApp Business soon. Here, businesses will be able to promote their goods by showcasing their products directly on their WhatsApp profile. This way, users/customers will be able to browse through the business’ product catalogue directly from the profile itself.

While the above information is a gist received from various sources online, we are unable to spot if these are true, or even if they are for real, will they even make it to the app itself, sooner or later. Do take this information with a pinch of salt, and stay tuned for more information about the progress of the above mentioned features.

 

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