WhatsApp announced 5 new features, Dark mode for web, more

WhatsApp announced 5 new features for its users. Features include animated stickers, dark mode for WhatsApp for the web, QR codes, improved group video calls, and status for Kaios. After launching Dark Mode on phones only this year, WhatsApp will soon come up with the same feature on desktops and laptops.

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WhatsApp announced new features, Dark mode for web, animated stickers, QR code, and group video call improvements

The Facebook-owned app has improved the group video call feature. The forum said that it made it comfortable for users to focus on whoever they want to include in their video chat, by pressing and holding a participant’s video to full screen to the max. WhatsApp recently increased group video call participants from 4 to 8.

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Group video call

Additionally, WhatsApp is also adding a video icon to group chats of 8 or less, allowing users to easily initiate a group video call with one tap.

Upcoming Features of WhatsApp:

  • QR Code: With this feature, a user will be able to scan the QR code and add someone to their contact list.
  • Animated Stickers: The messaging app will launch new animated sticker packs that are even more fun and expressive.
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Animated stickers
  • Improving group video calls: With 8 people on video calls so far, WhatsApp has made it easy to focus on whoever wants to talk by pressing and holding to maximize a participant’s video to full-screen size.
  • Dark Mode for WhatsApp Web and PC: Dark Mode Theme will now be extended to computer
  • Status for KaiOS: KaiOS users can now enjoy the popular feature that lets you share updates that disappear after 24 hours.

In addition, the chatting app will introduce a new way to save contacts over the phone. WhatsApp has said that now a user will be able to save a contact by scanning the QR code.

The messaging platform has also provided status for KaiOS users. All KaiOS users will now be able to share updates on the status disappearing after 24 hours.

All these features will roll out in the latest versions of WhatsApp in the next few weeks.

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