Instant messaging platform WhatsApp provides a variety of new features to provide a better experience to its users. Recently, the company has set the limit for forwarding messages to deal with Fake news. From now on, users will not be able to forward any forward message to more than one person. Now, a new update has been issued under the video calling feature under which 4 people will be able to make video calls at a time. In addition, the company is also working on some features that can prove to be very beneficial for users.
This feature will look like a magnifying glass icon equal to the forwarded message. By clicking on this icon, users will be able to search for documents, videos, images and audio files on the web. This will let you know where any forward message has been coming from. This feature has been rolled out for the iOS beta program. The Android version can also be offered soon.
This feature is currently in testing. It was spotted in Android beta version v2.20.66. Under this feature, users will be able to put passwords on their chat backups. Under security, it will serve as an additional layer. According to WABetaInfo’s information, this password will not be saved on WhatsApp or Facebook servers. If you forget your password, you will not be able to recover your chat history. However, after this feature is introduced, some of its features and flaws can be said correctly.
This feature will be beneficial for users. Under this feature, no frequently forwarded images, videos, documents and voice messages will be automatically downloaded. At the moment the company provides this option, users can put all media files on the phone on auto-download.
Multiple Device Support:
This feature was spotted in Whatsapp beta version v2.20.110. This feature can soon be rolled out for Android and iOS users. Under this feature, users will be able to access their accounts in more than one device. When it comes to the current situation, users can now access their account in the PC through WhatsApp Web in addition to their smartphones.
As the name suggests, this feature will allow users to delete any message. The user will also be able to decide when the message should be deleted. Some time ago, WhatsApp released two new updates to the Google Play Beta program. The versions were 2.20.83 and 2.20.84. Both of them were spots on the Delete Messages feature for visual chats. However, it was being said that this feature would be rolled out only for group chats. This feature is now in the testing phase.
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