WhatsApp has confirmed that it is adding a number of new features that shall be rolling out over the next few weeks. These additions include animated stickers and the ability to add new contacts via QR codes.
These are the features to expect:
Animated Stickers: Stickers are one of the fastest growing ways people communicate on WhatsApp, with billions sent every day. The company is now rolling out new animated sticker packs that are even more fun and expressive.
QR codes: WhatsApp is making it easier than ever to add a new contact. Soon when you meet someone new, you will be able to scan their QR code to add them to your contacts. No more tapping in their digits one at a time.
Dark mode for WhatsApp web and desktop: The incredibly popular Dark Mode theme now extends to your computer.
Improvements to group video calls: With now up to 8 people on a video call, WhatsApp has made it easier to focus on whoever you want by letting you press and hold to maximize a participant’s video to full screen. WhatsApp has also added a video icon in group chats of 8 or less, so you can easily start a group video call with 1-tap.
Status comes to KaiOS: KaiOS users can now enjoy the popular feature that lets you share updates that disappear after 24 hours.
WhatsApp affirms that these features shall be rolling out to users over the next few weeks, in the latest versions of WhatsApp. We shall review them once they come in!
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