Earlier this week, WhatsApp released some new beta updates for Android and iOS users. These updates bring with it new features and have also made some changes to the app as well.
WABetaInfor reported about it and said that WhatsApp on Android is working on the changes which will be made on ‘Night Mode’, QR code and Facebook sharing tools. The iOS users of WhatsApp get better photos of the albums, improvements to streaming videos and notifications. In regards to availability, WhatsApp beta users will not be able to use these features yet.
iOS users will get the new and the latest features with the next WhatsApp update. As of now, the users who are interested can choose for WhatsApp’s TestFlight Beta Program.
Here are the new features on WhatsApp.
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Integration of Facebook Stories
WhatsApp is working on the assimilating Facebook Stories with the messaging application. With the help of this feature, the users will be able to share their WhatsApp stores as their Facebook stories directly from the application. Facebook had permitted for this feature on Instagram. And now it seems that WhatsApp too will be added soon.
As the name suggests, the users' of WhatsApp will be able to include contacts with the help of QR codes. Every user will be given a unique QR code which the other person can scan and instantly add them to the list of contact.
The dark mode version of WhatsApp is called the ‘Night Mode’. This UI change has been rumored to come on WhatsApp since the last year. And soon the images of the dark mode on WhatsApp started to show up on beta.
Layout of the album
The users of iPhone will now see a clean layout of the albums on WhatsApp. Various photos will be included in the single bubble on WhatsApp chats. Other than this, WhatsApp will also show the total number of items in the album.
Disable the downloading of profile picture
WhatsApp is also disabling the ability of downloading the profile picture on iOS. The app has already disabled this feature on Android and its business application. The users of the app can download the group icon but not the profile picture of the individual contacts.
WhatsApp’s latest beta update on iOS helps in improving the streaming of video, notification of messages and VoIP calls. WhatsApp also suggests the users change their numbers before they delete their accounts.