Facebook owned WhatsApp and day by day upgrading it with the new features. WhatsApp users are very happy and using it as top most chatting app. By this it has already achieved a very big user base. In last few months they have already rolled out some interesting features and some upcoming features are still pending to roll out. Here is the list of 10 new and upcoming features-
1. Call Back:
With the WhatsApp build v2.16.189, this option will be available for users to call back using single tap for whom you failed to attend the WhatsApp call.
Voice mail feature shows up as a regular voice message to the receiver and by a single tap you can record voice mails.
For both above features, read full story: WHATSAPP FOR ANDROID ADDS VOICE MAIL AND CALL BACK FEATURES
Often feel that you could quote a specific conversation in those long-threaded messages?
It’s possible, thanks to a functionality WhatsApp added recently.App will be available soon to bring message quote feature. How to use this feature-
- Users just need to select a message which they want to reply to, following which a reply button comes up.
- Then they need to tap the button, type in the reply and simply hit Send.
- Once this is done, the message is sent and the reply appears in quotes.
The feature works in both one-on-one as well as group chats. Along with this, users can also preview the quoted message inside a box.
4. New Fonts:
To type in new font named Fixedsys, you need to put back-quote (`) three times before and after the message.
Read Full Story: HOW TO CHAT WITH NEW FONT ON WHATSAPP
You can also make it bold, italic and strikethrough.
Read full story- BOLD, ITALICS AND STRIKETHROUGH YOUR WHATSAPP MESSAGES
5. End-to-end Encryption:
WhatsApp has added end-to-end encryption feature to ensures that only a message’s sender and
a recipient can read messages, stopping communications from being intercepted in the path.
6. Music Sharing:
Reportedly, WhatsApp is set to add the music-sharing feature. It will allow users to share music stored on their devices as well as from Apple Music service.
The feature is expected to arrive on iOS devices first.
7. Mention and Group invites:
During group conversations, we always feel there should be something to mention the name
of friend for tagging and look in different colors.. similar to Facebook. It will help users grab the attention of a specific user in group conversations. Reportedly this feature will be available soon on WhatsApp.
8. GIF Support:
Reportedly this feature has been spotted in iOS beta version 188.8.131.52 and we are expecting this feature in iOS devices but this will be available in android devices as well.
9. Big Emoji:
The app is also speculated to soon feature support for bigger emoji.This feature too is based on Apple’s announcement regarding support for the same in the upcoming iOS 10.
10. Video Calling:
This feature was spotted in WhatsApp beta for Android users in May, 2016 but disappeared in later updates. So we can assure that video calling feature will also be available for WhatsApp users soon in next releases. The feature appeared in WhatsApp beta for Android update (v2.16.80) via the Google Play beta testing program.
Rumours about the roll-out of WhatsApp video calling feature have been there for quite a long time.