WhatsApp introduced 8 new features along with the ability to lock chats and keep them hidden on the beta Android app. If you have somehow missed out on this week’s top stories on the platform and all recent updates, here is all the information you need to know.
The leading WhatsApp news source, WABetaInfo has recently shared this summary which includes all the releases of the week. Go through this article below to get more details.
WhatsApp introduced 8 new features this week
- Community announcement groups
- A redesigned text editor
- Optional private tool
- Lock chats
- Ability to edit messages
- Expired WhatsApp
- 15 additional durations for disappearing messages
- Ability to disable multiple answers within the poll composer
1. Community announcement groups
The first news was about a full-width messaging interface for community announcement groups. The news portal reported that this feature would make reading messages for Community participants with the group updates much more easier. However, at present, it is in beta version so it is available only to a few lucky beta testers.
2. A redesigned text editor
The second news is about a redesigned text editor for beta Android users. The platform has added a whole new set of tools and fonts with which you can add content to images, videos, and GIFs. This feature is also currently available only to some select beta users.
3. Optional private tool
That third news is about an optional private tool again for beta Android users. The article gives information about an under-development feature ‘ability to create a newsletter’. The report explains how to clear the newsletter by entering its name and description.
4. Lock chats
The next news and the best of all the platform announced this week is about another under-development feature for Android users. This feature brings the ability to lock chats. With this feature, you will be able to lock and hide your private chats.
5. Ability to edit messages
In the next update, the company announced an improvement in the ability to edit messages. The platform has implemented an alert that will inform users that the message will be edited for everyone. This feature will be available in a future latest version of WhatsApp.
6. Expired WhatsApp
The next news is the WhatsApp beta for the Android 126.96.36.199 update. In this update, the platform addressed the complaint in which WhatsApp beta for Android users was not able to use the app as it expired.
7. 15 additional durations for disappearing messages
The next feature the company announced this week is for WhatsApp Desktop beta users. In this update, the company is working on a new feature that would let users set 15 additional durations for disappearing messages.
8. Ability to disable multiple answers within the poll composer
The last news of this week is for beta Windows users. In the latest update, the company is finally rolling out the ability to disable multiple answers within the poll composer. This will be helpful for poll creators to avoid uncertainty and improve the accuracy of poll results.