Popular messaging-app WhatsApp has announced a bunch of new updates for its mobile apps and the Web client.
WhatsApp for Android and iPhone will roll out new exciting features such as animated stickers and QR codes along with an improved video calling functionality over the coming weeks.
The Facebook-owned chat app has also said WhatsApp for Web is finally receiving Dark Mode.
New features on WhatsApp
WhatsApp users will soon be able to communicate with animated stickers. The development comes days after a report suggested the testing of this feature on the platform.
The chat app will also introduce QR Codes for users to seamlessly add new contacts.
“Soon when you meet someone new, you will be able to scan their QR code to add them to your contacts. No more tapping in their digits one at a time,” the company said in a statement.
Additionally, users will be able to enlarge a participant’s video to full screen during a group video call. WhatsApp in April increased the group call limit to eight participants.
The platform will further add a video icon in groups with up to eight members. By tapping on the video icon, users can begin a group video call directly will all the eight members instead of individually adding them.
The company had introduced a similar feature in April where the video icon was added to WhatsApp groups with up to four members.
Dark mode for WhatsApp Web and Desktop app
Dark mode is making its way to WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp desktop app. The Dark mode arrived on mobile apps back in March this year.
However, the new features will reach users ‘over the next few weeks’, with the latest versions of WhatsApp.