Best upcoming WhatsApp features – from group polls to communities, message reactions and read later

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Best upcoming WhatsApp features – from group polls to communities, message reactions and read later
Here are some of the best upcoming WhatsApp features in 2022Unsplash
  • WhatsApp is currently working on several new features, either testing them or adding the code for these features in beta versions of its apps.
  • From group polls to communities and message reactions, WhatsApp is trying to add some much-requested features in its service.
  • Here are the best upcoming WhatsApp features.
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WhatsApp has been working on a wide range of features for a while now, bringing a revamped design in the profile section, multi-device support and payments, among other things.

Now, the Meta-owned messaging app is working on bringing some really interesting features which are available in rival Telegram’s apps, including things like group polls to communities and more.

Find out the best upcoming WhatsApp features and know what they are about:

Best upcoming WhatsApp features



Group polls


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Group polls have been available on Telegram for some time now and it could soon be coming to WhatsApp as well, according to an update by WhatsApp tracker WABetaInfo.

The report states that this feature has been spotted in the latest beta of WhatsApp for iOS. This would allow members in a group to create polls, and the answers will apparently be end-to-end encrypted as well.

Communities



WhatsApp Communities is reportedly in the works, too, allowing administrators to have more control over the community, similar to what is available in popular messaging apps like Discord.

Message reactions


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Just like you can react to messages with images on Facebook and Instagram, you will soon be able to do that on WhatsApp as well. There will be up to six emojis available to react with, and this feature will be enabled in groups as well as individual chats.

Read later



The ‘archive’ feature could soon get an update called ‘Read later’. This feature will allow users to have an interruption-free experience by not notifying users about new messages from archived chats. All these new messages will remain unread in the ‘Read later’ section.

Hide ‘last seen’ from specific contacts



At the moment, you cannot hide your ‘last seen’ from specific contacts – it can be either enabled or disabled for all your contacts.
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Soon, WhatsApp could let you disable your ‘last seen’ only for specific contacts, so you can decide to let others see when you were last active on WhatsApp.

No time limit to delete messages



Currently, you can delete your sent messages only up to 4,096 seconds (a little over 68 minutes), but soon, WhatsApp could let you delete messages for all without any time limit.

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