WhatsApp working on more new features for Android, iOS
WhatsApp, one of the most popular messaging service around the world, has frequently rolled out number of features to facilitate its users.
Recently, WhatsApp has introduced Dark Mode, increased group voice and video call limit from four to eight, restricted frequently forwarded messages to be sent to more than one chat at a time, and more.
While QR contact codes, encrypted cloud backups and multi-device access were already being tested, new features have been added to latest update.
The following new features are under development according to WABetaInfo:
Search by date
WhatsApp is testing a new feature that allows users to search for specific messages by date. The feature will provide users with a date filter when searching messages. The search feature is in alpha stage of development.
This feature is currently being tested for the Android app. WhatsApp will restructure this feature by separating forwarded files and large files using filters. Users will be able to view only forwarded files in the app. Large files will be updated in a separate section.
Clear all except starred messages
This feature can be particularly helpful when you don’t want lose important messages. The new feature will allow you to delete a chat whilst keeping starred messages. This feature is expected to be launched soon.
This feature will allow users to watch videos by ShareChat within WhatsApp just like YouTube videos. This feature will first be introduced for Android apps.
Search image on web
Under development for Android, the feature will enable users to search for an image on the web, especially one that has been frequently forwarded or forwarded more than four times. The feature will be available on iOS and Android both.
New chat bubble colour
WhatsApp is also planning to change the colour of the outgoing chat bubble in Dark Mode. A lighter shade of green is being tested.
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