WhatsApp New Features: Meta-owned, multi-media messaging app, WhatsApp is expected to roll out some new features for its users soon. The parent company of WhatsApp, Meta updated the messaging software extensively in 2023 as it added new capabilities in WhatsApp last year, including screen sharing which enables users to modify sent messages and the feature to send and receive high-definition videos and photographs. In 2024, the Meta is expected to bring new features to the messaging platform, Check out 5 upcoming new features of WhatsApp below
Chat lock for Web Version
WhatsApp is working on a new security feature, especially for the web version. The upcoming new feature is a chat lock for the web version. One rolled out for all, this feature will allow users to lock their chat on the desktop version of WhatsApp. This feature is already available for beta users, so if you are using the beta version of WhatsApp, you can give a try to this feature now.
Passkeys for Security
WhatsApp is also planning to introduce a passkey feature for iPhone users. While Meta introduced this feature for Android users, now the same passkey feature will be also available for iPhone users soon. For those who are unaware passkey feature helps users make the login process more secure and safe.
Pinned Event in Community Groups
WhatsApp is also working on a new feature focused on enhancing the user experience of community groups. The upcoming feature is “Pinned Events” which will allow community group admins to pin an important event and set reminders for the same. The “Pinned Events” feature was recently spotted in the Beta version 188.8.131.52 of WhatsApp.
The meta-owned messaging platform is also planning to bring a new file-sharing system that will allow users to share big files and HD videos quickly. This feature will be similar to the Android’s default nearby sharing feature.
Google Drive Integration
WhatsApp recently discontinued its Free chat backup services and introduced paid plans to backup data in its cloud storage. These changes have been recently introduced for the beta users, but this change will be rolled out for all the users soon. Earlier also, WhatsApp used to utilize Google Drive for storing the backup data, but it was unlimited and free. But, now the WhatsApp backup data will be stored in the 15GB storage provided by Google.