These interesting new WhatsApp features could be coming soon to the app

Oct 31, 2022

By: Shradha Aneja

Upcoming features

WhatsApp rolls out regular updates to improve the user experience and add new features on the app. There are some really interesting ones coming up- some are interesting and some are rumoured.

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​Set profile photos of individuals in the Group chat

This feature will allow the group members to see the profile image of individuals with their text on the group. The default profile icon will show up if a person does not have a picture.

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​Forward media with a caption

This feature will allow users to forward media like images, GIFs, videos, and even documents with captions. This feature has started rolling out for some lucky beta testers.

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​Send messages to yourself

WhatsApp is testing a 'message yourself' chat option to make sending messages easy and quick. This feature update will highlight the chat option. WaBetaInfo also mentioned that users can see their number in the contact list.

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​Blur tool for images

This tool will help maintain privacy by allowing users to edit, blur, and send images. This feature will be rolled out for Desktop users. Users can either blur the image or choose the blur size and select a portion of the image to blur.

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​Auto-download media settings on Desktop

iOS and Android WhatsApp Desktop users will soon be able to manage their auto-media download settings for documents, photos and videos received.

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​Automatically mute large group chats

A populated WhatsApp group often bugs users with notifications. This feature will automatically mute the large groups. It’s unclear whether this feature automatically mutes notifications when a person joins the group or when the group participant number reaches a maximum of 512 participants.

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​Secure your account

WhatsApp introduced security updates like double-verification and login approval to maintain privacy. The application is now working to add the 'secure your account' section that will suggest users enable two-step verification.

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​Logout screen

If you abruptly get logged out of your WhatsApp account from your desktop or tablet, a logout screen will appear on your device. Users can easily click the 'continue' option and use the application.

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