WhatsApp is making big changes to its Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps by introducing three new features
- WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 18.104.22.168.
- The new feature has been spotted in the latest beta update.
- As per the report, WhatsApp will add a new mention badge alongside the pin message option.
WhatsApp has just submitted a new update through the Google Play Beta Program, bringing the version up to 22.214.171.124. With this new beta update, WhatsApp will add lots of new features soon.
Not one or two, but you can see three new features with this beta update. To know what’s new? Scroll down!
As per the report, WhatsApp will add a new mention badge alongside the pin message option. The new feature has been spotted in the latest beta update. A new mention badge has been added for group chats. If rolled out, the mention badge can be used to tag people in a group.
“After several updates that addressed bug fixes and general improvements, WhatsApp has released today the 126.96.36.199 beta update. It has nothing new apparently, but we can show today a preview of the feature they’re working on in this build: the mention badge! The feature is very simple to explain: when you receive a mention in a group, a new badge will be added in the group cell,” the report read.
This feature is under development. We will receive this feature in the future update. Currently, only some of the beta testers can access the feature.
LINK WITH THEIR INSTA ACCOUNT
The Facebook-owned company is planning on giving the users the ability to link their WhatsApp account with their Instagram account. Moreover, WhatsApp is working on two other features – Vacation Mode and Silent Mode, but more on them later.
Vacation Mode will essentially stop the archived chats to pop up in the active chat list whenever a new message arrives. Currently, when you archive a chat it disappears from the chat list, however, as soon as the contact sends a new message it crops up at the top of the list. With Vacation Mode turned on, an archived chat won’t show in the list when a new message is received, given that the chat was muted before archiving.
TATER n TOTS
WhatsApp has recently released a new animated sticker pack called Taters n tots, available for previous versions too.