From avatars to hiding online status—list of top new upcoming WhatsApp features

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From avatars to hiding online status—list of top new upcoming WhatsApp features
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  • WhatsApp is planning to bring Avatars similar to Facebook and Instagram.
  • Some of the features are already being tested by beta users.
  • Here's a breakdown of the top upcoming WhatsApp features in 2022.
To improve user experience, the Meta-owned instant messaging app WhatsApp keeps adding new features and tools. Recently, WhatsApp has increased the file sharing limit to 2GB and launched a new feature, Communities. The instant messaging platform tests beta users’ features before making them available to all users.
If you’re a regular WhatsApp user, keeping tabs on the latest updates and upcoming features is worth keeping tabs on.
This article looks at expected WhatsApp features to launch by the end of 2022. Our list also includes several under-development features that have been spotted by the community or so.

Avatars


From avatars to hiding online status—list of top new upcoming WhatsApp features
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Since the launch of Avatars over Facebook and Instagram, we may soon see Avatar on WhatsApp. According to wabetainfo, an instant messaging app is planning to introduce avatars. By using them, you may be able to use an avatar as a mask while making the video call and as a sticker.
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According to the WhatsApp beta for Android 2.22.16.11 update, you can customize your avatar, similar to Facebook.

Unread chat filter


From avatars to hiding online status—list of top new upcoming WhatsApp features
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WhatsApp has already rolled out the ability to filter unread chats on WhatsApp Desktop beta, and now the company is planning to release the same for Whtasaap beta for Android.
With this new update, users can filter their chats by showing the ones that only contain new messages.
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Quick reactions


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Soon WhatsApp users will be able to use eight emojis to react to status updates (Face with Tears of Joy, Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes, Face with Open Mouth, Party Popper, Clapping Hands, Crying Face, Folded Hands and Hundred Points).
Currently, the feature is under development, but we don’t know when WhatsApp plans to release this feature.

Larger group size


Currently, WhatsApp allows 256 people in a group, but the company has a plan to increase the group limit to 512 people. This is a relief for admins and users who wanted to add more people to the group discussion also, with this new update, WhatsApp will come one step closer to Telegram. In Telegram, the admin can add 100,000 people using ‘Supergroups.’

More participants in voice calls


WhatsApp has announced that the company will increase the group call limit to 32 people. Currently, the company is only allowing eight people in a group call. Again this update will bring WhatsApp close to other chat apps like Telegram, which has no limit on the number of people in a group voice chat.

Ability for admins to delete unwanted messages in group


With this feature, the group admin can delete problematic messages from the group chat. Once the admin deletes the message, it won’t be available to any group member.

Companion Mode - multi-device sync


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From avatars to hiding online status—list of top new upcoming WhatsApp features
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The WhatsApp Companion Mode will allow users to link a secondary mobile device to their existing WhatsApp account, including tablets. Currently, users can only link the existing WhatsApp account to a desktop using Web WhatsApp.

Increased time limit for deleting sent messages


WhatsApp is planning to increase the time limit for deleting the sent messages. Currently, users can delete the sent messages within the time limit of 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 16 seconds.
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