WhatsApp Update: According to a report, WhatsApp, an instant messaging service owned by Meta, is developing a new feature that would allow users of Android devices to automatically generate reports for both their accounts and channels. The new feature was first discovered by WABetaInfo. When activated, this feature will automatically create a monthly report with details on account and channel activity.
How Will It Work?
The WhatsApp feature tracker WABetaInfo said that when activated, users will be able to access these reports once a month. It also mentioned that your account and channel activity will be included in the reports.
“Users won’t have to remember or manually initiate the process each time they want an update on their account and channel activities. This automated feature ensures the timely delivery of relevant information without any user intervention, saving time and effort.” mentioned report.
More Features in the Lineup
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 126.96.36.199 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.