With over 2 billion worldwide users, WhatsApp doesn’t need an introduction. It is one of the most popular messaging services in the world. The platform regularly comes with new features and updates that make the messaging experience better. While some of the WhatsApp updates focus on increasing its features arsenal, other updates were for addressing its privacy issues.
Recently, WhatsApp rolled out Dark Mode, increased group voice and video call limit from four to eight, restricted frequently forwarded messages to be sent to more than one chat at a time, and more.
WhatsApp is still working on a bunch of new features that are slated to come in future updates. We are listing the top three upcoming functionalities that have us all excited.
WhatsApp QR Code
WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will let you add new contacts just by scanning a QR code. Users will be able to display their own contact QR code as well as scan the QR code of others to add them to their contacts. The feature is already available in beta versions of both the Android and iOS platforms and expected to roll out to stable versions soon enough.
Last seen for selected friends
WhatsApp currently allows users to share their last seen status with “contacts”, “everyone”, or no one. At the moment, you cannot share your last seen status with select few friends, but the developers are working on a feature that will allow you to do just that.
This is yet another feature that is in the works for a long time. Just the way WhatsApp Stories or Status disappear after 24 hours, users will soon be able to send messages that will disappear automatically after a set time period. The self-destructing or disappearing messages feature has been renamed to Delete Messages and it is expected to come to the stable version soon enough.
Some other features like in-app browser and money transfer are also under progress. You can visit here for more details and updates.