One of the most admired instant messaging applications across the globe WhatsApp is known to provide new and user-friendly features. The messaging service keeps upgrading itself on both iOS and Android platforms. Now, the Facebook-owned app is testing some new features and here is a list of them
Click to Chat
WhatsApp has recently come up with a new feature called, ‘Click to Chat.’ It actually lets the users send messages to the numbers that are not saved on their phones in the contact list. This feature may actually become useful, as it will eliminate the need of saving unnecessary numbers to the phones. Sometimes we need to send a message to someone once or twice; so, in those cases, we don’t have to save the numbers to send them a message via WhatsApp.
Link with Facebook
WhatsApp’s parent company Facebook has added a new feature for some of the Facebook beta users. This essentially lets the users share links via ‘Send to Whatsapp’ option instantly. If the company launches this feature for all the users, they will not have to opt for the share options present in the drop-down menu of a post.
Group voice call
Users have long wanted a group calling feature and WhatsApp is testing just that. This new feature will let users make group voice calls on iOS devices. However, how many people can take part in the group call and the status of this feature on Android are still unknown. This group calling feature will be similar to the conference calls that users can make in a normal call.
WhatsApp is testing another feature for the Android devices, called the select all option. Using this feature, users will be able to select all the new messages and mark them as read or unread. Users will also be able to delete chats quickly using this option.
New media visibility feature
The messaging app has included another useful feature in the Android beta version of the app. The new Media visibility feature allows users to determine whether or not they want the Whatsapp media content to be shown in the phone gallery. This feature is already present on the iOS devices.
New account information
The instant messaging service has recently added a feature, using which users can ask for the report of their accounts’ information. However, this new account information feature does not include the messages. Once you get this report, you will also be able to share it using other apps.